The coach of Avni Yildirim, Joel diaz, confessed what happened to the Turkish boxer in his fight against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and stated that Yildirim he was intimidated by the stage.
“Avni Yildirim I was not prepared for the magnitude of the event “, considered the Mexican in an interview with You Can’t Play Boxing. The contest was held in the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, before 12 thousand fans.
As well, Diaz shared how the combat began to unfold and what he asked of Yildirim what to do in the ring.
“In the first round I told him that we were going to go in and feel how he was coming. Canelo, to see what brings “, confessed Joel. “By the second round I already saw that they were hitting him and I said, ‘hey, you’re not doing anything.’
The corner of Yildirim stopped the bout before the fourth round began, after in the third round, Canelo knocked down Yildirim and he returned touched to his corner. What Joel diaz saw that he did not respond, decided to stop the contest.
“I told him, ‘hey, let’s put courage’, but everything came gone, everything out of control,” he said. Diaz, “And on the corner I said, ‘Avni, you have to let go of your hands, they are beating you unnecessarily, you are receiving torture. How you feel? I’ll give you one more round ”.
Seeing that Yildirim He did not respond, and that it was his representative who asked to stop the fight. Diaz assures that the Turk broke down in tears in the dressing room, and that since the fight ended, he has not responded to calls or messages. The coach qualifies as disconcerting the performance of Yildirim Well, he assures that he did not do anything they had trained.
Avni Yildirim lived the most important fight of his life. Although he was hoping to become world champion, during the nine minutes that the match lasted he could not do much.
The difference between the two boxers was such that the president of the CMB, Mauricio Sulaiman, confirmed that they made a mistake in naming the Turk the number one challenger in the super middleweight category.
Since the fight ended, Yildirim has not appeared publicly.
For your part, Canelo Alvarez announced that his next contest will be before Billy Joe Saunders, 168-pound champion of the OMB, and will unify the belts on May 8.