The handler of Avni Yildirim, José Pérez, assured that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is underestimating the Turkish boxer and warned that there may be a surprise next February 27 when they meet in the Hard Rock Stadium, in Miami, Florida.
“Canelo he’s not a fool, ”he said Perez in interview with Jorge Ebro of The New Herald. “All I see is that Canelo is taking this in stride. He started training just a few days ago. I say it clearly, the Canelo you are underestimating the Turk. He didn’t do that with Callum smith. Let him keep doing it, for me to keep on vacation ”.
The Cuban manager warns that a fight with the Turk Yildirim It won’t be like the fight Canelo with Callum Smith.
“Callum smith tried to survive, “he said Perez. “The Turk does not come to that, he comes to win or lose. Either I kill you or you kill me. You have nothing to lose. Supposedly, you should not have any chance of winning. And a man who is not given a chance is a dangerous man ”.
Perez, of course, has confidence in his fighter, and alerts that the Canelo you may be in for a surprise.
“Look what happened between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruíz, a boxer of the lot, worse than the lot, “he declared about the possibility of a surprise. Examples are many of surprise: Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout, Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko, Recently Felix Verdejo vs. Nakatani. That is the history of boxing. You can’t underestimate anyone and Canelo and the press is underestimating it ”.
The handler of Avni Yildirim knows that there is controversy regarding the reasons why the CMB kept the Turk as an official challenger despite losing his last fight.
“When he (Yildirim) fight with Anthony Dirrell, the fight is stopped in the eleventh round due to a cut that was ruled in principle due to a head butt “, he explained Jose Perez. “Then they check and find out it’s not like that, but the score from that round 11 was not counted. We appeal and the CMB he realizes that there was an error. That’s why they let him Yildirim) as number one ”.
That is why Yildirim is the official challenger and allowed Canelo will contest the vacant title of CMB against Callum smith.
“On the condition that if he beat Smith, then he fought with the Turk ”, he argued Perez about why they let Canelo face Callum. “I must say that in this Canelo He has been a gentleman and is keeping his word. Eddie hearn It has been ported as a gentleman and we have to thank Luisito de Cubas Jr. and Al haymon, who have been part of the negotiation ”.