Chris Eubank Jr. v Avni Yildirim: Full undercard set for IBO / WBSS Q-Final clash in Stuttgart

Hot on the heels of Mairis Briedis booking his place in a mouth-watering semi-final against Aleksandr Usyk at cruiserweight, the super-middleweight portion of the competition rolls on with Chris Eubank Jr. defending his IBO belt.

In the opposite corner will be undefeated contender Avni Yildirim as both fighters vie to secure a place in the last four against George Groves or Jamie Cox.

The order of the day is the 168lb limit on Saturday as no less than six bouts feature competitors at the weight class.

Stefan Haertel battles Viktor Polyakov over ten rounds in what doubles up as a WBSS reserve match, whilst Denis Radovan, Emre Cukur, Zach Parker and Leon Bauer all risk their perfect records.

In the co-feature encounter, ex-world champion Firat Arslan will hope to push towards another title shot against Mauricio Barragan, whilst super-lightweight Timo Schwarzkopf and unbeaten heavyweights Burak Sahin and Albon Pervizaj are pencilled in to make appearances.

Here’s the full card as it stands….

Eubank Jr v Yildirim – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Germany

super middleweight – Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yildirim (IBO title)

super middleweight – Stefan Haertel v Viktor Polyakov

cruiserweight – Firat Arslan v Mauricio Barragan

super middleweight – Denis Radovan v Tiran Metz

super lightweight – Timo Schwarzkopf v Massimiliano Ballisai

super middleweight – Emre Cukur v Soso Abuladze

super middleweight – Zach Parker v Matingu Kindele

super middleweight – Leon Bauer v Atin Karabet

heavyweight – Burak Sahin v Andre Bunga

heavyweight – Albon Pervizaj v Predrag Jevtic