Chris Eubank Jr. Reacts To Delay Of Anatoli Muratov Fight
Chris Eubank Jr. is not happy after his fight against Anatoli Muratov was delayed. The fight was put off because was Muratov declared unfit for the fight on medical grounds.
They were scheduled to box at the Wembley Arena on Saturday, October 2. Before Muratov, Eubank Jr was supposed to take on Sven Elbir, but the latter had tested positive for the coronavirus at the eleventh hour.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Eubank Jr seemed disappointed in the news, but he was eager to continue training for the bout that is likely to be held in late October now.
“Nothing like this has ever happened in my career. The first opponent gets Covid, the second opponent fails a medical the day of the fight. It’s surreal. It doesn’t seem real,” he said. “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 OK.”
The fight is off my opponent failed a medical exam ill now box later this month. Apologies 2 everyone that bought tickets nobody is more disappointed than me. Life continues 2 throw these obstacles at me but im a man of faith in the end everything will work out how its supposed 2
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 2, 2021
The boxer said that he will continue his training and pretend as nothing happened.
“There’s plenty of opponents and it will be a good fight. It will be the right fight,” Eubank Jr continued.