Promoter Ben Shalom of BOXXER is hoping to finalize a fight between middleweight rivals Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Williams.

The two boxers have been trading words for months and they appear to be inching closer to a showdown in December.

Earlier this month, Eubank Jr. returned to the ring and picked up a fifth round stoppage win over Wanik Awdijan.

In the aftermath of that fight, Eubank Jr. named Williams as the "frontrunner" to fight him on a planned return at the end of the year.

"It's a fight that we want to make. It's the best fight out there - stylistically, it is amazing," Shalom told Sky Sports.

"They have a genuine dislike for each other that has been brewing for years. It is Eubank Jr's big moment to get into contention for world title fights against the likes of Gennadiy Golovkin.

"We will be making an offer to Liam so we'll see if he really wants it. Hopefully we can get it on in December. I think Liam does want it. It's one that we believe can happen."

The goal for Eubank is to land a fight with IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin.

Golovkin is slated to face WBA champion Ryota Murata in a high-stakes unification in December.

Shalom has already reached out to Golovkin's team and says the big puncher is interested in facing Eubank Jr. in 2022.

"Talks have started. Contact has been made with Golovkin's team and talks are progressing. They want the fight with Eubank Jr and we're looking at a May date. There are huge fights out there for Eubank Jr, like Billy Joe Saunders and Demetrius Andrade," Shalom said.

"He wants to avenge the Billy Joe defeat. He feels like he was very young, had a slow start, and didn't have a trainer back then. He thinks it would be a different story next time. But the Golovkin fight is the huge one for his legacy. There's a reason why Eubank Jr's trainer is Roy Jones Jr - he wants to be around the best, and in the ring with the best."