After the last gasp postponement of his fight against Anatoli Muratov last weekend, WBA No.1 middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr will now meet Wanik Awidjan at the Newcastle Utilita Arena on October 16.

Eubank (30-2, 22 KOs) joins a card already including heavyweight contender Hughie Fury against German campaigner Christian Hammer, WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall defending her belt against Zambia’s unbeaten Lolita Muzeya and local favourite Lewis Ritson against Philadelphia veteran Hank Lundy.

The 6ft 2ins Awidjan (28-1, 11 KOs) is a German national of Armenian origin, but untested at a higher level. 

“We’re delighted to add Chris Eubank Jr to an action-packed Newcastle bill, topped by Savannah Marshall’s world title fight next Saturday, live on Sky Sports,” said Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Development for Sky Sports.

“It was incredibly unfortunate that Chris couldn’t fight last weekend but fighter safety comes first. Now we welcome him back in an intriguing clash with Wanik Awdijan. Chris has big aspirations of fighting the world’s top middleweights – and he’ll be eager to deliver an explosive display on a red-hot night in the north east.”

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