Chris Eubank Jr has shrugged off the fight day postponement of his clash with Anatoli Muratov to focus on another date in two weeks ahead of a ‘major’ bout in December.
Eubank’s new partnership with Sky Sports was originally set to launch with a showcase bout against Sven Elbir at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on Saturday before the German tested positive for Covid-19. Late sub Muratov weighed in, but failed a fight day medical with the second withdrawal far too late to find a replacement.
Brighton middleweight contender Eubank will now box later this month before facing more meaningful opposition in December.
“Nothing like this has ever happened in my career. First opponent gets Covid, second opponent fails a medical the day of the fight. It’s surreal. It doesn’t seem real,” Eubank told Sky Sports News.
“Everything happens for a reason and the plan now is to fight in two weeks’ time. We’re still on route. The plan is still to fight this month, so we’re okay. Listen, I’m back in the gym tomorrow morning. I’m going to continue like this never happened and then I’ll prepare for the next fight, which will be in a few weeks’ time. There’s plenty of opponents and it will be a good fight. It will be the right fight.
“The plan was and still is to fight in December. We need to fight this month, so that I can have enough time to rest and then have a new training camp for a fight in December. It’s vital that I get out this month and fight, because a big name or a world title fight is waiting for me in December.”
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