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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.)
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
Viktor Polyakov (13-1-1, 6 KOs), Ukraine
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS — 8 ROUNDS
Zach Parker (13-0, 10 KOs), UK
Mantingu “Zulu King” Kindele (9-6, 3 KOs), Russia
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 8 ROUNDS
Denis Radovan (6-0, 2 KOs), Germany
Tiran Metz (14-2-4, 6 KOs), Germany
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 6 ROUNDS
Leon Bauer (12-0, 8 KOs), IBF Youth Champion, Germany
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rob “Bravo” Brant
(22-0, 15 KOs), Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Usyk vs. Briedis, Dorticos vs. Gassiev/Wlodarczyk winner
Smith vs. Braehmer/Brant winner, Groves/Cox winner vs. Eubank/Yildirim winner
Undefeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko & Once-Beaten Tureano Johnson Meet in Middleweight World Title Eliminator that Headlines Special Friday Night Edition of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on
Friday, August 25 From Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma
Plus! Unbeaten Immanuwel Aleem Battles Once-Beaten
Hugo Centeno In Middleweight Showdown
Tickets on Sale Friday, August 4 at 12 p.m. CT!
MIAMI, OK. (August 2, 2017) – Powerful middleweights Sergiy Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) and Tureano Johnson (20-1, 14 KOs) will square-off in a middleweight world title eliminator that headlines a special Friday night edition of Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES onFOX Deportes on August 25from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
“This is a very important fight for me,” said Derevyanchenko. “A victory in this fight brings me closer to my dream of becoming a world champion. I’m training hard for this challenge and I know that Johnson will be prepared. I’m going to show that I’m ready for anybody in the middleweight division.”
“I fight to provide for my family, to bring pride to my country and because I know I have done the work necessary and am destined to become a world champion,” said Johnson. “I have a great respect for my opponent and expect a great fight, but he is my way toward the championship, so I will defeat him.”
In an action packed co-main event, unbeaten Immanuwel Aleem (17-0-1, 10 KOs) takes on once-beaten Hugo Centeno (25-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight attraction. Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS telecast will be preceded by the live weigh-in for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor and all four episodes of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregoron FS1.
“This is a great fight for me against a very good opponent,” said Aleem. “I want to build off my last performance and show even more dimensions to my game. Training camp is going well and I’m planning to execute my game plan on fight night. I’m trying to be a world champion and prove that I’m a force in this division.”
“I’m very excited to get back in the ring and I’ve been training hard since my last fight in December,” said Centeno. “I feel like I’m in great shape and I’m definitely looking forward to this fight. I know a win of this quality will put me into another echelon in the division. It’s very motivating to be training at Wild Card Boxing with so many great champions as I prepare for this fight.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $25 and are on sale Friday, August 4 at 12 p.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased by visiting BuffaloRun.com or by calling 918-542-7140.
“Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Tureano Johnson are two of the top middleweights in the world,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “This is a great opportunity on a big forum for Derevyanchenko to prove that he belongs with the elite fighters at 160 pounds. The co-featured bout between middleweights Immanuwel Aleem and Hugo Centeno also figures to be a barnburner. This will be a terrific event.”
A highly decorated amateur who represented his native Ukraine in the 2008 Olympics, Derevyanchenko now lives and trains in Brooklyn and most recently stopped previously unbeaten Kemahl Russell in April. His 2016 saw him earn a TKO victory over Mike Guy in March before stopping former champion Sam Soliman in the second round of a world title eliminator in July. The unbeaten fighter defeated a slew of experienced contenders in 2015 with wins over Elvin Ayala, Alan Campa, Vladine Biosse and a third-round stoppage of Jessie Nicklow.
A 2008 Olympian for his native Bahamas, Johnson enters this bout the winner of his last six contests, including a fifth round stoppage of once-beaten Alex Theran and a 12-round decision over once-beaten Eamonn O’Kane in 2015. The 33-year-old turned pro in 2010 and won his first 2014 before suffering his first defeat in the final round against Curtis Stevens.
Born in East Meadow, New York and fighting out of Richmond, Virginia, Aleem was introduced to boxing at a young age by his parents. Since turning pro in 2012 at age 18, the 23-year-old has wiped out all of the competition in front of him. In January he defeated then unbeaten Ievgen Khytrov in a memorable back and forth battle that saw Aleem emerge victorious with a sixth-round TKO win. Aleem had previously defeated once-beaten Jonathan Cepeda and fought to a majority draw with Demond Nicholson in 2016.
The 26-year-old Centeno bounced back from his first defeat with a stoppage of Ronald Montes after three rounds in December 2016. Centeno won his first 24 pro fights after amassing a 90-8 amateur record including a highlight reel knockout of James De La Rosa and a decision over then unbeaten Gerardo Ibarra. The fighter out of Oxnard, California will fight in Las Vegas for the first time since a no contest against Julian Williams in 2013 that was called because of an accidental head butt.