CHRIS Eubank Junior will fight Liam Williams in a domestic middleweight showdown in December.

The Hove-born boxer forced Wanik Awdijan to retire before the sixth round of his most recent fight on his ring return earlier this year.

The 32-year-old has announced he will be facing domestic rival Williams on December 11 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff.

Chris said he is delighted at receiving the opportunity to silence his rival and stake his claim to a world title shot next year.

"Liam Williams has been saying a lot to try to catch my attention and bait me into fighting him," Eubank Jr told Sky Sports.

"It’s now got to the point where everyone is asking me to shut him up, and on December 11, I’m going to give the people what they want.

"As I’ve said, I’m only involved in big fights from now on and this is the fight people want to see. They want to see if Williams can back up what he’s been saying - which he won’t.

"I’m on a mission towards world titles and Liam Williams is someone I’ve got to go through to get there. I’m looking forward to shutting him up."

Williams fell at the final hurdle when he was defeated by Demetrius Andrade in his own world title bid back in April.

The Welshman believes his opponent has not improved during his recent fights and says he is ready to spoil the party.

"I'm very excited to get the fight made," said Williams. "It's been coming for a long time. I can't wait to shut his mouth once and for all. There's nothing like a big domestic showdown to get the juices flowing.

"A lot of people have been calling for this fight for a long time. I personally think it’s the biggest all-British fight outside of AJ and Fury.

"I’m really excited and just counting down the days. I’ve not been that impressed with Chris’ recent performances. People are talking about how he’s brought Roy Jones in to improve him, but if I’m being totally honest, I don’t think he’s improved one bit.

"A win in this fight and possibly even a stoppage over Eubank and my name is going to be well and truly out there and in the mix for world titles.”