Photos: Chris Eubank Jr., Avni Yildirim - Ready To Wage WBSS War

Chris Eubank Jr. (75,8 kg) (25-1, 19 KOs) and Avni Yildirim (76,2 kg) (16-0, 10 KO) made weight ahead of Saturday’s Ali Trophy quarter-final at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart.

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“I am looking forward to the fight, and I believe I will stop my opponent,” said Chris Eubank Jr.

“The Ali Trophy is the stage for me to show what Chris Eubank Jr. is about, and I will show that I am the best super-middleweight in the world. I can’t wait to get started in this amazing tournament.”

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His Turkish opponent is, however, ready to show he has the ability to enter the world stage.

“I am going to make the Turkish people proud,” said Yildirim.

“I am proud to represent my country and the Turkish flag, and I know I have what it takes to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy starting with beating Eubank. He should prepare for war!”

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Tickets for Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildirim at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart are available via

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The 28-year-old Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs), fighting out of the United Kingdom, is managed by his father, Chris "Simply The Best" Eubank (45-5-2, 23 KOs), who is a former World Boxing Organization (WBO super middleweight champion.
In 2015, Eubank Jr. stopped Tony Jeter (20-4-1) in the second round to capture the Interim World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight crown. Eubank Jr. captured his IBO title this past February, knocking out Renold Quinlan (11-0) in the 10th round. In his most recent action, the skilled Brit won a 12-round unanimous decision over multiple world champion Arthur Abraham (46-5) in his first and only world title defense to date.
Upset-minded Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs). 26, is the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver super middleweight champion, which he originally captured two years ago, taking a 10-round decision from former world champion Glen Johnson (54-20-2). Yidirim has successfully defended his title five times against Janne Forsman (KO1), Walter Sequeira (17-2), Jackson Junior (KO2), Schiller Hyppolite (TKO3), Aliaksandr Sushchyts (KO12) and Marco Antonio Periban (DEC12).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IlikeBikeTython on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;18117909]Compared to the cruiserweight-tournament the SMW-Tournament is just trash. It is clear that Eubank or Groves win the tournament, the rest is 2 levels under them. And even those 2 are far away from great boxers. The cruiserweight-tournament has mutch…

Comment by Tobi.G on 10-06-2017

Compared to the cruiserweight-tournament the SMW-Tournament is just trash. It is clear that Eubank or Groves win the tournament, the rest is 2 levels under them. And even those 2 are far away from great boxers. The cruiserweight-tournament has mutch…

Comment by Johnston on 10-06-2017

Really think this will be a good competitive fight

Comment by ArturoBalboa on 10-06-2017

[QUOTE=NEETzsche;18117092]Very interested to see whether Eubank can make use of his speed advantage and execute a smart gameplan or whether he'll get bogged down in a war. If the latter I can definitely see him losing, potentially in brutal fashion[/QUOTE]…

Comment by sammybee on 10-06-2017

I don't know much about Yildirim so I am rooting for Eubank Jr

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