Chris Eubank Jr vs Avni Yildirim

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YILDIRIM DOWN - AND OUT!

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Evening all! Welcome to BTM coverage of the next World Boxing Super Series fight in the super middleweight competition - Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yildirim. @Ugster1 with you for it.

In case you need a reminder, the eight boxers involved in this contest:

Callum Smith already through to the semis - tonight’s winner will fight the winner of Groves v Cox. If Eubank successful tonight, that could be a huge UK fight.

So, to tonight’s fight, and Eubank Jr a huge favourite - 8/1 ON earlier - but Yildirim has a perfect record after 16 fights, so may not be as straightforward as the odds suggest.

Action gets underway in 10 minutes or so. A couple of the undercard fights have been subject to some, shall we say, odd decisions by the judges - hopefully that won’t be the case for the main event.

The records: Eubank Jr - 25 wins (19 by KO), 1 defeat. Yildirim - 16 wins (10 by KO), 0 defeats.

Yildirim was on the 12 stone limit at the weigh in, Eubank Jr a pound under. Action just a few minutes away...

Hello, stuff happening - Jimmy Lennon Jr has appeared and, in some kind of 1980s Top Of The Pops style (kids, ask your parents), has introduced Jesper Binzer (me neither), to get this party started...

The tune, band appearance and lighting really do have the 80s vibe. Not that that’s necessarily bad, of course...

Track is called ‘The Future Is Now’, which angers me on a number of conceptual levels. Ah, done now.