Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) earned $2.5 million in Saturday's fight against Saul Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) for the super middleweight WBA, WBC and The Ring belts. For the 29-year-old Turk, who competed in the World Boxing Super Series, this was the largest purse in his professional career.
WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) easily defeated WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) in the main event of the evening at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Canelo dominated every moment of every round. In the third round, he dropped Yildirim with a powerful right hand, and tried to finish Yildirim up to the bell. Yildirim did not come out of the corner after the break.
Avni Yildirim (21-2, 14 KOs) received a visa to the United States and moved his training camp for the fight against Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) in California. Prior to that, the 30-year-old fighter trained in Turkey, where he was accompanied by trainer Joel Diaz.
Avni Yildirim's record currently stands at 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draw.
Avni Yildirim's last fight took place against Saul Alvarez on Feb. 27, 2021, in Miami, USA. He lost by RTD in the 3 round. That fight was 9 months and 8 days ago.
Yildirim's last 3 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 month and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
Yildirim was born in Turkey.
The Avni Yildirim is currently 31 years old. He was born on Aug. 5, 1991, so he will turn 32 in 8 months and 0 day.
Yildirim is 5' 11" (5 Foot and 11 inch) which is 182 cm (1 meter and 82 centimeters).
His reach is 70 inches (70") which is 178 cm (1 meter and 78 centimeters).
Yildirim fights from a orthodox, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.
Avni Yildirim doesn't currently have a fight scheduled
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