Yildirim: The Canelo fight is old news

Avni Yildirim (21-3 12 KOs) has brushed off his subpar effort against Canelo Alvarez in February and is ready to campaign at a new weight when he takes on “Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver” Jack Cullen in promoter Eddie Hearn’s backyard this Saturday on DAZN.

“The Canelo fight is old news,” said Yildirim. “I am looking to open a new page on my career down at middleweight. I have a new trainer in Pedro Diaz, it’s a new start and I have a new lease on life, everything feels good.

“I’m in a new gym, new atmosphere. Pedro is one of the best trainers in the world and a great guy, and I think that he can make me a world champion at 160lbs, and I’m telling the champions – I am coming for you.

“I know what I want to be, a great champion at middleweight, and Pedro believes in me and says that I can do it. My motivation is so high, and my body and my mind are both in a great place.”

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  • Yildirim’s non-effort against Canelo is one of the worst title fight efforts I have seen in over 40 years of following the fight game. Inexcusable really.

    • He was picked for the fight to lay down. Where were the Canelo fans asking “What did he do to deserve a Canelo fight?” “He just wants a paycheck.” lol

    • Yep! Well said. “Non-effort” is exactly what it was. He lost, big deal, he isn’t as good as Canelo is. But he didn’t even try to compete. He was in the ring thinking about everything he was going to spend his money on.

  • I’m sorry but.. I don’t ever want to see that guy again. I would’ve settled for a phantom Jab two seconds into the fight KO.. than watch w.e that was.. absolutely disgusting. Floyd’s Fake exhibition fights are better than what this guy produced against Canelo

  • How they justify this fight is ok but not a fight with David Benavidez

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