What Avni Yildirim's coach said to Chris Eubank after fight revealed in rare footage

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Chris Eubank Jr overcame a big hurdle on Saturday night when he inflicted the first defeat on Avni Yildirim in the third round in front of a hostile Stuttgart crowd.

The win was Eubank Jr's second defence of the IBO super middleweight belt which he claimed in February earlier this year.

While the way in which the 28-year-old ruthlessly disposed of his opponent with a third round knockout may have surprised some observers, what happened immediately after the fight was equally intriguing.

The build up to the bout between the two fighters had been acrimonious to say the least, with fights breaking out at the press conference between fans and the manager of Yildirim, Ahmet Onur, who described Eubank Jr as arrogant and unleashed a foul mouth tirade against him and his father.

More fights took place in the stadium in Stuttgart just before Eubank Jr entered the ring on Saturday night.

Trouble was half-expected again after the fight, but the World Boxing Super Series have posted a fascinating piece of audio and video on Twitter from when the encounter came to an to end.

A unnamed official spoke to Yildirum's camp soon after the fight was over telling them to accept the defeat with a level of grace and move on.

It was a fantastic intervention by the official as it defused a highly volatile situation.

Chris Eubank Jnr. Media Workout

Onur took the advice on board, took the advice on board and was a much calmer person than he was a few days prior.

He walked over to Eubank Jr and warmly congratulated the 28 year-old.

"Enjoy your party, you did a great fight and really you are better than I thought.

"He was inexperienced, but you are a good guy and I wish you good luck. ‘I don’t take it personal what was said."

You can also hear what Chris Eubank Sr told his son shortly after too towards the end of the video above.

With victory, Eubank Jr (26-1) has progressed to the semi-finals of the WBSS, where he will fight either George Groves or Jamie Cox, who meet at the Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

The overall winner will take out the Muhammad Ali trophy.

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