Anatoly Muratov, rival of Chris Eubank Jr. For this Saturday, October 2, he will not be able to get in the ring due to medical concerns and the fight was canceled.
“It is an unfortunate situation for Chris“, said Kalle sauerland, President of Global Boxing, who promotes Eubank. “However, the health and safety of boxers always comes first and at this time it has not been possible to find a replacement.”
Chris and Anatoli they were going to star in the evening of Sky Sports on the SSE Arena on Wembley, England, but now the contest between David avanesyan and Liam taylor will be the stellar.
“Obviously we are all disappointed that Chris Eubank Jr. He will not be able to fight in tonight’s function, but it is important to make the right decision in favor of the health and safety of the boxers ”, he commented. Ken shalom. “We are grateful for the British Boxing Control Board by the standards they implement to protect them ”.
Muratov, who is 33 years old and is 24-2-1 as a professional, fought on August 21 of this year against Malkhaz Sujashvili, whom he knocked out in the second round.
With less than a month of that contest, he fought again on September 18 against Gyorgy varju and sent him to sleep in the first round.
Anatoli came as a substitute for Sven Elbir, who a week after the fight tested positive for coronavirus. However, this was to be the Kazakh’s third fight in less than two months.
Eubank’s next step after fight canceled
Chris Eubank Jr., 32 years old and with a 30-2 record, has just defeated Marcus morrison on May 1 of this year, whom he dominated for 10 rounds to get the unanimous decision by cards of 98-92.
Now with the cancellation of their fight, Adam smith, head of Sky Sports in boxing, he commented that they are already looking for their next rival.
“I feel very strong that first and foremost, the safety and health of the boxers comes first,” said Smith. “We are extremely disappointed by Chris Eubank Jr, who plays a great role in our new era of Sky Sports Boxing and he will return in one of our next functions ”.