Eubank Jr vs Yildirim Preview With Frank Lotierzo — This Saturday night in Stuttgart, Germany, the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament’s second match-up takes place as Chris Eubank Jr faces Avni Yildirim in quarter-final action.
Eubank Jr, the #3 seed in the WBSS’ eight man field, will also be defending his minor IBO world title at 168 pounds against the relative unknown in Yildirim. The 168 pound quarter finals kicked off on September 16th when Callum Smith defeated Erik Skoglund via unanimous decision and the tournament continues with George Groves taking on Jamie Cox on October 14th followed by Juergen Braehmer vs Rob Brant on October 27th. As we enter the fight week, the sports books have labelled Eubank Jr the strong favorite despite the fact that the fight is in Germany, familiar confines for Yildirim.
In this latest TBC segment our killer analyst Frank Lotierzo joins us to talk about this weekend’s super middleweight match-up between Chris Eubank Jr and Avni Yildirim.
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Chris Eubank Jr with father and manager Chris Eubank Sr (SKY Sports)