David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor LIVE RESULTS: Sky Sports boxing LATEST after Chris Eubank Jr fight OFF – updates

DAVID AVANESYAN vs Liam Taylor headlines tonight's big Sky Sports Boxing show after Chris Eubank Jr's fight was called off.

Eubank Jr's opponent Antoli Muratov – who was a late replacement this week – failed a medical today and the bout is off.

This means the EBU welterweight title fight between Avanesyan and Taylor now headlines a stacked card at the Wembley Arena which also features Brit cruiserweight sensation Richard Riakporhe.

  • Start time: Undercard UNDERWAY
  • TV/ live stream: Sky Sports Main Event/ Arena/ Showcase

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  • Jack Figg

    RAZOR SHARP

    On the undercard Alireza Ghadiri – known as Razor Ali – improved to 4-0 over six rounds.

    He convincingly bettered Stefan Nicolae of Romania in front of an impress following of fans.

    Razor demonstrated a high guard, sharp left hook and smart uppercut to extend his record.

    Credit: Lawrence Lustig
  • Jack Figg

    CHRIS-TAL CLEAR 

    Chris Eubank Jr has confirmed his return fight will be rescheduled – after his opponent Anatoli Muratov was pulled out on medical grounds.

    Eubank Jr was due to debut as the new star of Sky Sports Boxing against the German at Wembley Arena.

    But in a dramatic turn of events, Muratov was withdrawn after the British Board of Boxing Control raised concerns over his pre-fight medicals.

    Eubank Jr, who has been promised a blockbuster by the end of the year, revealed he will still fight by the end of the month.

    He posted on Instagram: "The fight is off my opponent failed a medical exam I'll now box later this month.

    "Apologies to everyone that bought tickets nobody is more disappointed than me.

    "Life continues to throw these obstacles at me but I'm a man of faith in the end everything will work out how its supposed to."

    Credit: Reuters

     

  • Jack Figg

    FIGHT NIGHT

    Boxing returns to Wembley Arena – in a night where Chris Eubank Jr was due to do the same.

    But his opponent Anatoli Muratov was pulled out on medical grounds.

    It means European welterweight champion David Avanesyan will now defend his belt against Manchester’s Liam Taylor as the new main-event.

    Dillian Whyte's cruiserweight protege Richard Riakporhe is also in action against Pole Krzysztof Twardowski.

    Riakporhe is 11-0 with eight knockouts and breathing down the neck of a title shot.

    Eubank Jr also confirmed his return to the ring will be rescheduled after the late cancelation.

    He tweeted: "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."

    Credit: Lawrence Lustig

     

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