Boxing

IBO super middleweight champion Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) used his hand speed advantage to stop the over-matched previously undefeated Avni “Mr. Robot” Yildirim (16-1, 10 KOs) in the 3rd round in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament on Saturday night at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Following his 3rd round knockout win over Avni Yildirim (16-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in the World Boxing Super Series tournament, IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) called out WBA 168 lb. champion George Groves, telling him that he’s coming for him and imploring him not to lose his fight next Saturday night against Jamie Cox in the tournament.

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Ricky Burns (41-6-1, 14 KOs) weighed in at 134.5 pounds for his fight this Saturday night against former lightweight belt holder Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KOs) for their fight at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Crolla weighed in at 134.9 lbs.

It was a calm weigh-in. Neither fighter tried to use intimidation tactics, nor there was zero jawing back and forth the way you sometimes see at weigh-ins between fighters that dislike each other. Burns and Crolla appear to be on friendly terms.

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