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Kalle Sauerland: Eubank Jr-Williams is a throwback fight

Eubank Jr-Williams meet in grudge clash on Saturday night

Promoter Kalle Sauerland is anticipating a classic domestic clash between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER
Promoter Kalle Sauerland is anticipating a classic domestic clash between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / BOXXER

Kalle Sauerland says Chris Eubank Jr’s clash with Liam Williams on Saturday night has all the makings of a “throwback fight”.

Eubank Jr and Williams will finally settle their grudge at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, live on Sky Sports.

The pair have traded jibes throughout the build-up and Sauerland, who promotes Eubank Jr believes the bout is reminiscent of the great British middleweight fights of yesteryear, which included classic battles involving Chris Eubank Sr, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins and Michael Watson.

“It’s a throwback fight for me,” Sauerland told proboxing-fans.com at Thursday’s press conference.

“As a teenager growing up it was all about the Eubank’s, the Benn’s, the Collins’, the Watsons’ of course and other greats around that time and they all fought each other.

 

“Saturday night for me has that feel, it has that feel of a throwback fight.

“It’s great that it’s on free to air. It allows Chris to really showcase his stuff and Liam to showcase his stuff.”

The meeting has been postponed twice, with Williams pulling out of a scheduled December 11 date with a shoulder injury and a rescheduled date of January 29 was also abandoned, following the British Boxing Board of Control’s decision to suspend all boxing in the UK in January, as a result of rising COVID-19 cases.

Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams came face-to-face at Thursday's press conference Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / Boxxer
Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams came face-to-face at Thursday’s press conference Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig / Boxxer

And Sauerland, who fronts Wasserman Boxing admits he is glad the fight will finally go ahead on Saturday night.

“Both of them have had hard camps, long camps,” Sauerland added.

“Two weeks ago, three weeks ago, we were nervous again that we would actually be here in Cardiff.

“Two weeks ago you weren’t allowed to put on events here. We got a bit of fortune, despite having a lot of bad fortune around this fight, with the first postponement.

“It’s just amazing that it’s on.”

Eubank Jr has beaten Marcus Morrison and Wanik Awdijan since linking-up with Hall of Fame inductee, Roy Jones Jr and has his eyes set on a showdown with IBF middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin should he be victorious.

Williams, who fights for the first time since losing to WBO middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade in April, has home advantage heading into the bout.

Watch the full interview with Kalle Sauerland below:

 

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