Chris Eubank Jr Connects With A Full Power Left Hook To KO Avni Yildirim
Chris Eubank Jr produced a savage yet clinical display to knock out Avni Yildirim in the third round of a clash to kick off the super-middleweight World Boxing Super Series in Stuttgart, Germany.
IBO champ Eubank came out like a bull in a china shop in the first round and almost dropped Yildirim with a right uppercut: the Turk went down on one knee before taking a standing count.
Yildirim was undefeated in 16 pro fights, going into this one, and managed to recover in the second round to consistently find a home for his stiff jab.
Eubank lifted in the third, though, and clocked Yildirim with a flurry of punches that he capped off with with a thundering left hook.
The ref didn’t bother with the 10-count, instead choosing to immediately stop the contest after one minute and 58 seconds of round three.
Speaking in his post-fight interview, Eubank praised his opponent but said that he would have to work on the technical side of his game if the Turk was to compete at the highest level.
“He [Yildirim] was a strong come-forward fighter. But the experience is not there for him. He was 16-0 but he has to work technically on his abilities to compete with a fighter like me.”
Eubank also had a message for his fellow super-middleweights who are taking part in the tournament: “I am here to dominate this tournament,” he stated. “I am sending a message out there that I am coming.”
Eubank is set to fight the winner of next weeks bout between fellow Brits Jamie Cox and George Groves. The Brighton native made it clear who we wanted to face next.
“George Groves, get through your next fight so we can give the boxing fans what they want to see. I think it’s going to be exactly the same as what we saw tonight. I’m not playing anymore…George, I’m coming for you!”
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