Eubank Jr vs Yildirim Info
Chris Eubank Jr beat Avni Yildirim by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 7th October 2017 at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
Eubank Jr vs Yildirim stats
Chris Eubank Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and draws.
Avni Yildirim made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and draws.
The stats suggested that Eubank Jr and Yildirim have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Chris Eubank Jr was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.
Eubank Jr had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Chris Eubank Jr & Avni Yildirim fought out of an orthodox stance.
Eubank Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Yildirim, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 186 to Yildirim's 160.
Chris Eubank Jr went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 4 by the IBF in the 168lb division.
Avni Yildirim was ranked number 3 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC and 6 by the IBF in the 168lb division.
Eubank Jr vs Yildirim form
Eubank Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Arthur Abraham on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Renold Quinlan on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Olympia, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Tom Doran on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Nick Blackwell on 26th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
He had defeated Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The O2 Arena, London.
Yildirim had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Marco Antonio Periban on 13th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Teatro Palcco, Jalisco, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had won against Aliaksandr Sushchyts on 18th February 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Teatro Principe, Milan, Italy.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Schiller Hyppolite on 5th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Ballhaus Forum, Munich, Germany.
Before that, he had beat Aaron Pryor Jr on 27th August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Huxleys, Kreuzberg.
He had won against Timur Nikarkhoev on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Iron gym- Forckenberckstr 9-13, Schmargendorf.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Avni Yildirim had been fighting more than Chris Eubank Jr.
Going to this contest, Chris Eubank Jr had last fought 3 years and 27 days ago, while Avni Yildirim's last outing had been 3 years 2 months and 29 days ago.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 7 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Yildirim's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Eubank Jr vs Yildirim start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm UTC at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 pm BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Eubank Jr vs Yildirim?
Eubank Jr vs Yildirim was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK.