The former Wbc super-Mw champion Anthony Dirrell entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 32-1-1 (24 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.17 super middleweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Badou Jack in 2015 (Dirrell vs Jack), after this fight he has won five bouts beating Abraham Han in 2018 (Anthony Dirrell vs Abraham Han).
His opponent, Avni Yildirim, has an official record of 21-1-0 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class (currently the #1 in this division is Callum Smith). He lost to Chris Eubank Jr in 2017 (Chris Eubank Jr vs Avni Yildirim), but then he has won five fights defeating Ryan Ford (Avni Yildirim vs Ryan Ford), Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Lolenga Mock in his last three (Avni Yildirim vs Lolenga Mock). Dirrell vs Yildirim is valid for the vacant WBC World super middleweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Division: super middleweight (168 lbs, 76.2 kg)
Title: vacant WBC World super middleweight title
Dirrell’s next fight: Anthony Dirrell vs David Benavidez
Yildirim’s next fight: Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim
Dirrell vs Yildirim full fight video:
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