CHRIS Eubank Junior says his fight cancellation was “surreal” but promised fans he will return to the ring this month.

The boxer’s fight against Anatoli Muratov was called off last minute due to medical concerns about his opponent.

Anatoli had been a replacement for Sven Elbir, who tested positive for Covid.

Chris was quick to share his dismay over the decision but confirmed he will be fighting again in two weeks' time.

The 32-year-old took to social media to share his disappointment.

“The fight is off my opponent failed a medical exam ill now box later this month,” he said.

“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.”

In an interview with Sky Sports, the Brighton-born boxer said: "Nothing like this has ever happened in my career. First opponent gets Covid, second opponent fails a medical the day of the fight.

"It's surreal. It doesn't seem real. Everything happens for a reason and the plan now is to fight in two weeks' time.

"Listen, I'm back in the gym tomorrow morning. I'm going to continue like this never happened and then I'll prepare for the next fight, which will be in a few weeks' time.

"There's plenty of opponents and it will be a good fight. It will be the right fight."

Eubank's next opponent has not yet been confirmed.

The cancellation meant Liam Taylor's fight with David Avanesyan became the headline bout at Wembley, with the Russian having stopped the British fighter in the second round to defend his European welterweight title.

Earlier this year, Chris paid tribute to his brother Sebastian Eubank who died from a heart attack in the United Arab Emirates in July.

A mural has since been painted in Trafalgar Lane, Brighton, in his brother’s memory.

The mural was painted by Brighton and Hove-based street artist Fek – known for his Grumpy Monkey designs which can be spotted around the city.

The artwork shows Sebastian’s face alongside the words “RIP Sebastian Eubank, 91-21”.