The former interim Wba Mw and current Ibo super-Mw champion Chris Eubank Jr entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 25-1-0 (19 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Gilberto Ramirez). He suffered his only loss when he faced Billy Joe Saunders in 2014 (via split decision, Saunders vs Eubank Jr), since then he has won seven bouts beating Renold Quinlan (=Eubank Jr vs Quinlan) and Arthur Abraham in 2017 (=Eubank vs Abraham).
His opponent, the undefeated Avni Yildirim, has a perfect record of 16-0-0 (10 knockouts) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He has also fought twice in 2017 winning over Aliaksandr Sushchyts and Marco Antonio Periban (=Yildirim vs Periban). Chris Eubank Jr vs Avni Yildirim is the quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series super-Mw tournament and it is valid for the IBO World super middleweight title (Eubank’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
Division: super middleweight (168 lbs, 76.2 kg)
Title: IBO World Super Middleweight title
Eubank’s previous fight: Chris Eubank Jr vs Arthur Abraham
Yildirim’s previous fight: Avni Yildirim vs Marco Antonio Periban
Eubank vs Yildirim Fight Video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)