Photos: Avni Yildirim Training For War With Chris Eubank Jr.

Coach Ahmet Öner is ready to send his boxer Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) into war against Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) on October 7 at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany.

“Our relationship is like a colonel and a soldier,” said Ahmet Öner. “Sometimes I call him John Rambo, and I am Colonel Trautman. He is my Rambo, I made him and I am very happy with what I’ve made.”


The former light heavyweight, now coach and manager, believes that his fighter can go all the way to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy. The first obstacle is Chris Eubank Jr., but Öner does not see the British IBO Champion as a serious threat in the battle for the Greatest Prize in Boxing.


“I do not fear Eubank Jr. He has nothing to stop Avni. Eubank is a kid, a spoiled kid who thinks he is a brave tough guy, he is not. His father was an actor and a fighter with good power punches. Eubank Jr. has good movement, but he has no power. Eubank Jr. is a cheap version of Floyd Mayweather. He thinks he is Mayweather, but he is not,” said Öner.

“Avni never gives up. The word ‘brave’ describes Avni. He is Braveheart, he is like Rambo. Many of the other fighters in the tournament they care for the money, that is not Avni. Avni’s dream is to become a world recognized fighter. He wants to be a hero, he loves when people pay attention to him. Boxing is a tool to achieve this. He does not care for the money, he cares for the glory.”

Tickets for the World Boxing Super Series’ quarter-final bout between Chris Eubank Jr. and Avni Yildirim in Stuttgart are on sale ranging from €21 to €250 at and

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whatismyname on 09-18-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18064438]It will be interesting to see what The Dentist can do against Eubank Jr. Too bad there is no American tv for this tournament. :([/QUOTE] Now that should've been his gimmick! a white coat

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 09-18-2017

It will be interesting to see what The Dentist can do against Eubank Jr. Too bad there is no American tv for this tournament. :(

Comment by ordinaryus h on 09-18-2017

ahmet oner looked like a ****ing moron on 1st pic. avni is very talented, heavy handed boxer. avni style is the same with 3g. in spite of all of that, its gonna be easy win for eubank. eubank represents new…

Comment by Mirus on 09-18-2017

Eubank jr will outbox this guy easily. Yildirim is a very slow puncher with less boxing skills.

Comment by Kcvtr81 on 09-18-2017

Eubank jr is a dangerous fighter and I'm no fan of his and this chap better take him seriously or end up getting a career ending beating

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