Eubank Jr. produces third-round knockout to defeat Yildirim
The 28-year-old Brit faces an Ali Trophy semi-final against WBA Super Champion George Groves or Jamie Cox, who meet at The SSE Arena, Wembley on October 14.
“I am not in the World Boxing Super Series to just participate,” said Chris Eubank Jr. after his superior victory, which showed that he must be named as one of the favourites to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy in the super-middleweight division.
“I’m here to dominate. I’m sending a message out there that I’m coming. George Groves, get through your next fight so we can give the boxing fans what they want to see.”
“Yildirim was a strong come-forward fighter as I expected. But the experience is not there for him yet. He was 16-0 but he has to work technically on his abilities to compete with a fighter like me.”
Eubank Jr. knocked out Turkish Avni Yildirim in the third round with a devastating left hook to retain his IBO super-middleweight title.
He dominated from the first bell and had his two years younger opponent on the canvas already in the first round with an upper-cut.
Yildirim was disappointed with his performance in front of thousands of his fans at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart
“I am thankful for my fans. Today was not my day, but I will come back,” said Yildirim.
Tickets for the quarter-final clash Groves vs. Cox on Saturday in London are on sale ranging from £35 to £130 at axs.com.