Sheffield boxer ready for Chris Eubank..again

Happy days 'Jez Wilson with Glyn Rhodes
Happy days 'Jez Wilson with Glyn Rhodes
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Jez Wilson looks set to have a high profile match-up with Chris Eubank Jr, after all.

The Sheffield firefighter was slated to meet the unbeaten middleweight in July.

But because Wilson’s jaw had been broken by John Ryder in May, doctors refused to give him clearance.

Subject to one final hurdle, that permission now seems to have been granted so the Crosspool man, 35, seems likely to box Eubank, 24, on Saturday October 25 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on a Frank Warren bill.

Eubank’s team may favour Wilson as an opponent because of his record: he went nine rounds with the rugged Ryder in a British title eliminator and has won a couple domestic of titles along the way. Eubank, whose famous Dad is rarely far from him when he is boxing, has a 70% knockout rate, so the battle will certainly be a test of Wilson’s jaw and chin.

Meanwhile, promoter Dennis Hobson has lined up Tanzanian Karama Nyilawilia to face Manor Park’s Liam Cameron in an eliminator for the super middleweight Commonwealth title. Coach Chris Smedley said: “This is the biggest fight of Liam’s career; a win will put him in the frame for a shot at the Commonwealth in December.

“Liam’s camp as been a very good one he as had fantastic sparring at Stefy Bull’s gym. He is a very big man and looks a supermiddle.”

Smedley added: “We can now see he believes in himself, so hopefully he can put in a memorable performance.”

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