Chris Eubank Jr and Wanik Awdijan in row ahead of fight: ‘Why didn’t you fight me the first time?’

Chris Eubank Jr vowed to punish his opponent Wanik Awdijan for his trash speak when a fiery argument broke out forward of their battle.

Eubank Jr and Awdijan will settle their variations on Saturday in Newcastle, stay on Sky Sports activities, alongside Savannah Marshall’s world title defence and Hughie Fury’s heavyweight battle.

Eubank Jr mentioned at Thursday’s press convention about his opponent: “I am disillusioned on this man right here as a result of he had a lot to say on-line. A lot warmth and power got here from his social media.

“Now? I see a person who would not have the identical fireplace.”

Awdijan shot again: “Simply wait.”

Eubank Jr instructed him: “That is your shot, child. You had quite a bit to say on social media.”

Eubank Jr was scheduled to battle two weeks in the past however Sven Elbir withdrew as a consequence of Covid-19, then his alternative Anatoli Muratov pulled out on the day of the bout for medical causes.

Awdijan, a Germany-based contender who has gained 28 of his 29 fights, insisted he was thought of as an opponent two weeks in the past however Eubank Jr opted to keep away from him.

He requested: “Why did not you battle me the primary time?”

Eubank Jr mentioned: “Since you have been chubby.”

Awdijan: “Three kilos? You have been scared. Everybody has their excuses.”

Reside on Sky Sports activities on Saturday – Chris Eubank Jr, Savannah Marshall and Hughie Fury

Eubank Jr claimed his rival was not displaying indicators of confidence regardless of his phrases: “I am disillusioned since you mentioned I used to be scared.”

Awdijan: “You have been! Do not be fooled by my look. I’ll have the identical power.”

Eubank Jr then warned him: “I wish to just remember to perceive this – earlier than you mentioned the issues that you just mentioned, you have been only a man that I wanted to beat to get to the subsequent man. There was no malice.

“After seeing the belongings you mentioned? I’ve a cause to terrorise you. I hope you perceive the place you’ve gotten put your self in.”

Awdijan had earlier claimed: “Everyone seems to be beatable, even him. He is a human, like me. He has two losses, too.”

Eubank Jr’s promoter Nisse Sauerland mentioned: “He has pedigree. At this stage of Chris’ profession we are not looking for banana skins, we won’t afford slip-ups.

“We’ve very, very huge fights ready.”

Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule

October 16 – High Rank in San Diego
Emanuel Navarette vs Joet Gonzalez – WBO featherweight title

October 16 – BOXXER in Newcastle
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer
Chris Eubank Jr vs Wanik Awdijan

October 24 – High Rank in Atlanta
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title

October 31 – High Rank in New York
Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas

November 6 – High Rank in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO super-featherweight titles

November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool

November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois skilled debut

November 20 – High Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title

December 11 – High Rank in Las Vegas
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey

December 17 – High Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles

December 18 – High Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title

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