Avni Yildirim, official challenger of the super middleweight belt of the CMB, assured that he has prepared in the best way to defeat on February 27 Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“It is said that patience is salvation, patience is a good sign,” said the Turk to the media in Istanbul, Turkey. “We have done everything possible to win this important fight. I trust my coach Joel diaz (Mexican), who has helped me considerably to improve ”.
In his last fight Yildirim fell by decision of the referee Anthony Dirrell in the tenth round, but by an appeal by the Turk’s team to the CMB earned the right to be the mandatory rival.
The 168-pound belt of the CMB became vacant, after David Benavidez will fail to make weight in August 2020 in his defense against Roamer Alexis Angulo. Canelo Alvarez Y Callum smith They faced each other for the scepter, with the Mexican dominating the British in 12 rounds, with the commitment that the winner would face Yildirim.
“It is an honor to represent my country on such a great stage,” he considered Yildirim. “We will do our best to bring green (belt) from the CMB and a gold belt to our country ”.
He also revealed how he is doing after being inactive for more than two years.
“Since my last fight, I had minor injuries, the pandemic affected me,” he confessed, “but we were patient and we continued working. I continued my training in the U.S Y Germany for 21 months outside my country. I don’t give up ”.
“It will be my greatest opportunity to win the most important fight as a son of this country,” he said. Avni. “I hope we go forward with the prayers of our Turkish people.”
“Avni it is at a level that has not been seen in the country “
The president of the Turkish Boxing Federation, Eyup Gözgec, assured that Avni Yildirim He is at such a high level that no boxer from that country had reached.
“Avni and professional boxing in Turkey They are at such a high level that no boxer in the country has reached ”, he considered Eyup. “Whatever the result, it is an inspiration to all young athletes… I believe with all my heart that Avni will win this important fight ”.