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World Boxing Super Series results: Chris Eubank Jr knocks out Avni Yildirim

Chris Eubank Jr didn’t need much time to reach the WBSS semifinal.

Chris Eubank Jr. v Avni Yildirim - Ali Trophy Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Chris Eubank Jr was too fast and too good today in Germany, as he knocked out previously unbeaten Avni Yildirim to advance to the semifinal round of the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament.

Eubank (26-1, 20 KO) dropped Yildirim (16-1, 10 KO) after an uppercut in the first round, forcing Yildirim to take a knee, and finished things off in the third frame with a flurry of offense that ended with a sweeping left hook.

Yildirim hit the canvas, and the referee immediately halted the fight, which was pretty one-sided, a showcase for Eubank’s hand speed and combination punching, and an exposure of Yildirim’s one-dimensional attack.

Eubank, seeded third in the tournament, now awaits the winner of next Saturday’s fight between WBA titleholder George Groves (26-3, 19 KO) and Jamie Cox (24-0, 13 KO), which will take place at Wembley Arena in London. The very obvious hope is that Groves will win, setting up a big clash between Groves and Eubank in the United Kingdom.

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