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Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams report
Who won Eubank Jr vs Williams?
Chris Eubank Jr beat Liam Williams by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 5th February 2022 at Motorpoint Arena in Wales.
The scorecards were announced as 116-109, 116-108, 117-109 in favor of winner Chris Eubank Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Also, on the undercard Claressa Shields was victorious over Ema Kozin and Otto Wallin beat Kamil Sokolowski.
Eubank Jr vs Williams stats
Chris Eubank Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Liam Williams made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Williams had a slight advantage in power over Eubank Jr, with a 78% knock out percentage over Eubank Jr's 74%.
Chris Eubank Jr was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Eubank Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Williams.
Both Chris Eubank Jr & Liam Williams fought out of an orthodox stance.
Eubank Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 days earlier than Williams, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 70 more professional rounds, 217 to Williams' 147.
Chris Eubank Jr went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC and 5 by the WBO at middleweight.
Liam Williams was ranked number 6 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Eubank Jr vs Williams form
Eubank Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Wanik Awdijan on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Marcus Morrison on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Matt Korobov on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Interim World Middleweight and WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Before that, he had beat James DeGale on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had defeated JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Liam Williams had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Demetrius Andrade on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Andrew Robinson on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Alantez Fox on 21st December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Karim Achour on 13th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London.
He had won against Joe Mullender on 8th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Royal Albert Hall, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Liam Williams had been fighting more than Chris Eubank Jr.
Going to this contest, Chris Eubank Jr had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 22 days ago, while Liam Williams' last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 21 days ago.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Williams' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
What time did Eubank Jr vs Williams start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Eubank Jr vs Williams?
The Fite.tv PPV US show is expected to begin at 2:30 PM EST / 11:30 AM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:30 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Eubank Jr vs Williams?
Chris Eubank Jr was a 8/25 (-310) favourite going into the contest, while Liam Williams made his way into the ring at 133/50 (+270) with oddsmakers.