Eddie Hearn Details a Massive Problem with Avni Yildirim

Published 02/27/2021, 8:41 PM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Promoter, Eddie Hearn speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The Turkish pugilist, Avni Yildirim, is set to touch gloves with the toughest opponent of his life in the form of Canelo Alvarez. Though this fight comes with a high risk, at the same it offers some equally captivating awards for ‘Mr. Robot’ who is coming off a long two-year break from the sport.

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Prior to the fight, Canelo’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, was in an interview with his promotion’s official YouTube channel. Here, he talked about the problem with Avni Yildirim.

Hearn believes Alvarez is a sheer favorite in this fight, but he feels ‘Mr. Robot’ is too brave for his own good. The Matchroom supremo talked about Yildirim’s last fight against Anthony Dirrell. He felt that the fight could have gone either way, but the Turkish boxer lost it through a TD. Despite that loss, ‘Mr. Robot’ earned his title shot towards multiple super-middleweight straps.

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The Turk is confident and extremely optimistic about turning the tide in his favor once he enters the squared circle tonight. The 29-year-old acknowledges Alvarez as one of the most prolific boxers of this generation and wants to give his best against the staunch Mexican. If he registers a win tonight, it’ll undeniably go down as the biggest upset of modern-day boxing.

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Can Avni Yildirim defy the odds tonight?

Although ‘Mr. Robot’ has developed ring rust with a long in-ring hiatus, he has left no stones unturned in his training routines. His coach, Joel Diaz, worked on his prowess minutely since the pandemic began.
Moreover, Yildirim has danced with some top-tier contenders in the 168-pound division. Hence, he definitely has the required experience to fare well against Saul Alvarez.

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Being an abrupt underdog, Yildirim can go in with nothing to lose, and this could make him extremely dangerous at the Hard Rock Stadium. And if he employs it to his benefit, his fans might be in for a real treat. It’ll be interesting to see how he approaches this fight.
What do you make of the Matchroom M.D., Eddie Hearn’s comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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