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"Eubank Jr. is a cheap version of Floyd Mayweather"

BIG HITTER: Eubank Jr (right) in action

CHRIS EUBANK Jr takes on Avni Yildirim as part of the Boxing Super Series competition and the Turkish boxer’s coach says he is looking forward to pitting his skills against the Briton claiming his opponent is nothing more than ‘a spoiled kid’.

Eubank Jr, 28, has only lost one fight in 26 bouts and is currently IBO world super middleweight champion.

The Boxing Super Series, which will be shown on ITV Box Office, represents an opportunity for the Brighton oxer to make inroads on the other world titles by taking on some of the biggest names in the division.

COACH

However, Yildirim’s coach Ahmet Öner said recently that he felt Eubank Jr was over-hyped and he had no worries ahead of the October 7 clash in Germany.

“I do not fear Eubank Jr. He has nothing to stop Avni. Eubank is a kid, a spoiled kid who thinks he is a brave tough guy, he is not.

“His father was an actor and a fighter with good power punches. Eubank Jr. has good movement, but he has no power. Eubank Jr. is a cheap version of Floyd Mayweather. He thinks he is Mayweather, but he is not,” said Öner.

ATTENTION

“Avni’s dream is to become a world recognised fighter. He wants to be a hero, he loves when people pay attention to him. Boxing is a tool to achieve this. He does not care for the money, he cares for the glory.”

The series which will see super middleweights and cruiserweights invited to compete for prize money and a title, called the Muhammad Ali trophy, is broken down into two eight-man single-elimination tournaments in which 16 fighters will divide up the 50million prize money.

FIGHT DATES:

September and October are the quarterfinals. January and February are the semis and the finals are in May. For the detailed schedule, click here.

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