Chris Eubank Jr makes his long-overdue return to the ring this evening when he fights Marcus Morrison at the Manchester Arena.
The British middleweight rivals will face off on the undercard to Derek Chisora v Joseph Parker on a huge night of action.
Eubank Jr, who has a record of 29 and two, has not fought since his win over Matt Korobov in New York in December 2019.
The 31-year-old believes he has what is takes to face the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Gennedy Golovkin in the future and he must put on an impressive display against Morrison.
Morrison, who is 23-3, beat Darryl Sharp in January 2020 and will be looking to cause an upset this weekend.
Chris Eubank Jr fight: Date and time
This ten-round middleweight title bout is scheduled for tonight on Saturday, May 1 and will take place at the Manchester Arena.
Eubank Jr’s fight will be among the early bouts on the card and is slated for around 7:30pm. The running order on the night could change.
Dmitry Bivol v Craig Richards and Katie Taylor v Natasha Jonas will follow before the main event.
The night’s action will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office from 6pm at a cost of £19.95.
You can stream the fight live through the Sky Sports Box Office App on mobile devices and online.
Chris Eubank Jr lived and trained with legendary Roy Jones Jr for over a year to take his boxing to the next level
Chris Eubank Jr fight: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Derek Chisora v Joseph Parker
- CO-MAIN EVENT: Katie Taylor v Natasha Jonas – for WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring female lightweight title
- Dmitry Bivol v Craig Richards – for WBA (Super) light-heavyweight title
- Chris Eubank Jr v Marcus Morrison
- James Tennyson v Jovanni Straffon – for vacant IBO lightweight title
- Campbell Hatton v Levi Dunn
- Scott Fitzgerald v Gregory Trenel
Chris Eubank Jr fight: What has been said?
Chris Eubank Jr is targeting a clash with Gennadiy Golovkin soon.
He said: “I’m a middleweight right now. At the moment there are a lot of middleweight world champions that I’m coming for this year.
“Canelo is a great fighter, it’s a huge fight, but at super-middleweight. He’s the only guy I would move up to fight – if I was given the opportunity, of course, I would take it.
“But there are a lot of names including GGG. That’s a fight that needs to happen this year, it has to happen.
“He has a world title, the fans have been asking for the fight for years, it slipped through my fingers.
“I’m in a position now, fighting in England, where I can put it good performances and we can make the fight at the end of the year.
“That would be the dream, to fight in the UK. Obviously he fights in the States and it comes down to business.
“My main focus is just fighting him and getting that world title.”
But Marcus Morrison is confident of causing an upset, saying: “I’m always dangerous. Only a fool would not respect my power. I do carry the punch power to knock Chris Eubank Jr out. I do absolutely believe it.
“I’ve gone over the fight many times in my head. If I’m honest, I’ve not thought too much about the ending, but all I know is that on May 1, it’s going to be explosive.
“I honestly think the fans are in for a treat. When you put two fighters in, like me and Chris who can both punch, you’re in for an exciting fight.
“To pull this upset off would be one of the biggest upsets in UK boxing, especially when he’s talking about the likes of Canelo, Golovkin, and all these fighters.
“If I go in there and spoil the party, where does that put me? It puts me right up there with the big names.”