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Avni Ylidirim gives Chris Eubank Jr. a reality check: You’re not Floyd Mayweather!

Eubank Jr. was at Mayweather’s Gym in Las Vegas during the build-up to the Conor McGregor fight and in the aftermath was filmed being trained by Mayweather’s father Floyd Sr. in impressive pad work clips.

Yildirim, who faces Eubank Jr. on October 7 in Stuttgart for a place in the World Boxing Super Series semi-finals, is un-flinching when it comes to the IBO title holder’s training methods and is hopeful the Brighton man meets him for a tear-up in the center of the ring.

“What is Chris going to learn (spending time) there, apart from hide-and-seek? I like Mayweather, he is a special guy. But Eubank is not Mayweather,” said Yildirim.

“Seriously, what is he going to learn from a welterweight, to run away for 12 rounds? The fans want a fight, I want a fight! If he is man enough, me versus Chris will be a good fight.”

On securing home comforts in his adopted Germany, the undefeated Yildirim added: “I am very happy that the fight is in Stuttgart because for me it is like a second Turkey.

“Training is going great, I know what I have to do. I have been training really hard already, I am fully focused on this. Chris should be too,” he said.

The winner of the bout will be up against the eventual victor of the all-UK quarter-final between George Groves and Jamie Cox, with Eubank starting as favorite to book a two-belt unification with whomever is the WBA ruler come October 14.

WBSS super-middleweight fixtures:

Callum Smith beat Erik Skoglund (WBC Diamond) UD
Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Chris Eubank Jr vs. Avni Yildirim (IBO World)
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany

George Groves vs. Jamie Cox (WBA Super)
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, United Kingdom

Juergen Braehmer vs. Rob Brant
Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany