Chris Eubank Jr makes weight in Stuttgart for World Boxing Super Series fight with Avni Yildirim
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 06/10/17 7:18pm
Chris Eubank Jr has made the weight ahead of putting his world title on the line in Germany against Avni Yildirim on Saturday.
The IBO super-middleweight champion hit the scales at 11st 13lbs 11oz, slightly lighter than his Turkish opponent who was at the 12st weight limit.
Saturday's Ali Trophy quarter-final at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart will be Eubank's second defence of his crown.
"I am looking forward to the fight, and I believe I will stop my opponent," said Eubank Jr.
"The Ali Trophy is the stage for me to show what Chris Eubank Jr. is about, and I will show that I am the best super-middleweight in the world. I can't wait to get started in this amazing tournament."
His Turkish opponent is desperate to show off his skills on a global stage.
"I am going to make the Turkish people proud," said Yildirim.
"I am proud to represent my country and the Turkish flag, and I know I have what it takes to win the Muhammad Ali Trophy starting with beating Eubank. He should prepare for war!"
The winner will proceed to the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series knockout tournament where they will meet the victor of next week's fight between Jamie Cox and WBA champion George Groves.
Eubank Jnr has fought outside the United Kingdom only once, when in his first year as a professional he defeated Denmark's little-known Tadas Jonkus.