Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildirim IBO Super Middleweight World Championship

LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA
2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 * Stuttgart, Germany

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildirim
WBSS super middleweight quarterfinals
AIRING LIVE IN CANADA THIS AFTERNOON
EXCLUSIVELY ON SUPER CHANNEL
(pictures courtesy of World Boxing Super Series)

EDMONTON, Canada (October 7, 2017) – The quarterfinals of super middleweight division action in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament continues today when International Boxing Organization (IBO) Super Middleweight World Champion Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs), of the United Kingdom. defends his title versus undefeated Turkish challenger Avni “Mr. Robot” Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs), airing exclusively in Canada on Super Channel live from Hanns-Martin-Schleyer in Stuttgart, Germany.

The “Eubank Jr. vs. Yildirim” card, starting at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT,continues $50-million WBSS tournament, airing live in Canada today exclusively on Super Channel, which acquired the rights in Canada to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services.

(L-R) – Chris Eubank Jr & Avni Yildirim

“The warship has landed fully equipped, fully loaded and all the artillery is pointing at Yildirim,” Eubank Jr. said. “I am the next generation, the future of boxing. On Saturday, I will terminate Yildirim, the so-called Turkish Rambo.”

“So, you are coming with all your weapons,” Yildirim responded. “Don’t forget the first world war when everybody was after the Turks and could do it. We are still here and everyone knows what Turkish soldiers are capable of. Turks are soldiers, wars is in our DNA.”

Five exciting bouts on the “Eubank Jr. vs. Yildirim” card, promoted by Sauerland Event, will air in Canada exclusively on Super Channel. The Eubank Jr. vs. Yildirim main event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

TODAY’S WBSS LINE-UP ON SUPER CHANNEL

MAIN EVENT – 12 ROUNDS
IBO SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP / WBSS QUARTERFINALS
Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs), Champion, UK (75,8 kg 167 lbs.)
vs.
Avni “Mr. Robot: Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs), Challenger, Turkey (76,2 kg, 168 lbs.)

CO-FEATURE – WSBB SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT SUBSTITUTE FIGHT – 10 ROUNDS
Stefan Haertel (14-0, 1 KO), Germany
vs.
Viktor Polyakov (13-1-1, 6 KOs), Ukraine

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS — 8 ROUNDS
Zach Parker (13-0, 10 KOs), UK
vs.
Mantingu “Zulu King” Kindele (9-6, 3 KOs), Russia

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS
Denis Radovan (6-0, 2 KOs), Germany
vs.
Tiran Metz (14-2-4, 6 KOs), Germany

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS
Leon Bauer (12-0, 8 KOs), IBF Youth Champion, Germany
vs.
Atin Karabet (3-1, 2 KOs), Germany
(All fights and fighters are subject to change)

All WBSS fights will also be available on Super Channel On Demand.

Super Channel has recently aired major boxing events live like Brook vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham, Lomachenko vs.Marriaga and Crawford vs. Indongo.

To watch all the World Boxing Super Series action live, as well as more exciting boxing to come, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it offers, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.

WBSS RESULTS & UPCOMING EVENTS ON SUPER CHANNEL

Sept. 9 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in Berlin, Germany
WBO Cruiserweight World Championship

Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs), Kiev, Ukraine
WTKO10
Marco Huck (40-5-1, 27 KOs), Berlin, Germany
(Usyk retained WBO cruiserweight title)

Sept. 16 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final in Liverpool, UK
WBC Super Middleweight Diamond Championship
Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs), Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
WDEC12
Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs), Nykoping, Sweden
(Smith won WBC Diamond super middleweight title)

Sept. 23 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KOs), Miami, Florida, USA by way of Cuba
WKO2.
Dmitry Kudryashov (21-1, 21 KOs), Challenger, Volgodonsk, Russia
(Dorticos retained WBA cruiserweight title)

Sept. 30 – Cruiserweight Quarter-Final in Riga, Latvia
Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs), Champion, Riga, Latvia
WDEC12
Mike Perez (22-3-1, 14 KOs), Challenger, Cork, Ireland by way of Cuba
(Briedis retained WBC cruiserweight title)

October 14, 2017 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Final:
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
WBA Super Middleweight World Championship
“Saint” George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs), Champion, Hammersmith, London, UK – The Ring #3
vs.
Jamie Cox (24-0, 13 KOs), Swinton, Wiltshire, UK

October 21, 2017 — Cruiserweight Quarter-Finals:
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
IBF Cruiserweight World Championship
“Iron” Murat Gassiev (24-0, 17 KOs), Champion, Vladikavkaz, Russia – The Ring #2
vs.
Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (53-3-1, 37 KOs), Challenger, Piaseczno, Poland – The Ring 10
Former IBF & WBC Cruiserweight World Champion

October 27, 2017 – Super Middleweight Quarter-Finals:

Sport and Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany
Juergen Braehmer (48,3 35 KOs), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommem, Germany
Former WBO & WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion
vs.
Rob “Bravo” Brant
(22-0, 15 KOs), Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

SEMIFINALS

Cruiserweights
Usyk vs. Briedis, Dorticos vs. Gassiev/Wlodarczyk winner

Super Middleweights
Smith vs. Braehmer/Brant winner, Groves/Cox winner vs. Eubank/Yildirim winner

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