Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Preview & Betting Odds – 5th February 2022

A look ahead to Chris Eubank vs Liam Williams as the first big boxing bout of 2022 arrives

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The first big boxing bout of the new year comes our way in the first weekend of February and here we preview Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams.

This isn’t a title fight, but it is nonetheless an important duel between the two middleweights with an eye on a future title shot.

With no love lost between the two, who have already been sparring fiercely on social media, who comes out on top in the ring?

In this Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams boxing preview, we look at the latest odds and what may unfold on the night.

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Details

Competition: Boxing (non title fight)

When: Saturday, February 5th, 2022

Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Betting Odds

Chris Eubank Jr 2/5, Liam Williams 7/4, Draw 18/1

* (odds recorded at 07:31 GMT on January 26th, 2022 at William Hill)

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Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Betting Favourite – Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Jr last stepped into the ring in October last year taking a comfortable win over Germany’s Wanik Awdijan.

That was one of two fights that the British fighter had last year, also beating Marcus Morrison after getting in a little training with Roy Jones Jr.

There is a current quote of 2/5 on the victory for Chris Eubank Jr against Williams* (odds recorded at 07:31 GMT on January 26th, 2022 at William Hill)

Eubank Jr is now undefeated in his last five fights across two weight divisions (middleweight and super-middleweight).

‘Next Gen’ has fought a super-middleweight which is where he met Groves.

After losing that, two fights later he did pick up the vacant IBO super-middleweight title when he settled a score with James DeGale.

Eubank Jr has since dropped back to middleweight for his last three fights. That extra experience in higher weight division can be a big bonus.

Is Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams a title fight?

No titles are on the line in this bout. But there is a huge chance to climb back up the pecking order in the middleweight division for a title shot.

Liam Williams Betting Odds vs Chris Eubank Jr

Liam Williams is the 7/4 underdog in the outright odds in boxing betting for the big all British bout* (odds recorded at 07:31 GMT on January 26th, 2022 at William Hill)

‘The Machine’ had a big title shot on his hands in his last fight, which was in April last year.

He was up against Demetrius Andrade for the WBO middleweight title and lost.

Williams was never in the fight and did lose heavily on the scorecard 118–109, 118–109, 116–111.

It was a unanimous decision against Williams on the night.

That snapped a seven-match winning streak from the Welshman.

During that winning form, Williams had picked up the British middleweight title.

The other two losses in his professional career happened against Liam Smith when they met twice in 2017.

Liam Williams has fought at light-middleweight and at middleweight.

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Records

The Chris Eubank Jr record is 31-2-0 in his professional career and of his 31 victories, 23 have been by a knockout.

Liam Williams meanwhile is 23-3-1 in his career, with 18 of his 23 wins coming via knockout.

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Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Prediction

Chris Eubank Jr has never been stopped in his career. His two defeats came in the biggest two fights of his career but he stuck the distnace in both.

The first was against Billy Joe Saunders in 2014 for the European, British, and Commonwealth middleweight titles.

The other was his massive clash with George Groves for the WBC super-middleweight title in 2018. Eubank Jr lost his IBO title in that fight.

He’s done the heavier work having gone up a weight division and has looked extremely comfortable on reverting to middleweight.

Looking back to that fight Williams had against Andrade for the WBO middleweight title last year, Williams had been the mandatory challenger.

So he had worked his way into a big title shot.

He was knocked down in the second round in it, but to his credit stuck in there all the way to the end.

Getting through Eubank Jr looks like a tough call too.

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams Betting Tips

Eubank Jr looked a little more polished after training with Roy Jones Jr, in his last two fights. He just brings more power to the table than Williams.

There is a wonderful uppercut ability that Eubank Jr which could devastate his opponent.

He generally starts strongly as well, taking an early sting out of ‘The Machine.’

But, we think this goes the distance. There’s a lot of pride at stake here.

There’s no love lost between them, but the Fight To Go The Distance looks reasonable after what Williams withstood against Andrade.

The other Chris Eubank Jr v Liam Williams boxing odds is the Eubank Jr To Win by Decision.

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams betting offer

Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams betting offer details will appear here closer to the bout on February 5th, 2022 in Cardiff.

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