World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman believes the critics are being too harsh when discussing the mandatory combat between champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and challenger Avni Yildirim.
Most observers regard the contest as a mismatch and predict Yildirim to get knocked out within the early rounds.
Sulaiman does not agree with that position.
“I suppose Yildirim is lots more advantageous than people think,” Sulaiman referred to.
ultimate month in Texas, Canelo dominated unbeaten Callum Smith over twelve rounds to trap the WBC, WBA super middleweight world titles.
before Canelo-Smith turned into finalized, an settlement with reached between both events, the sanctioning physique and Yildirim.
Yildirim became the mandatory challenger to the vacant WBC title. After discussing the depend with the WBC, he allowed Canelo-Smith to have the vacant belt at stake – with the guarantee of facing the winner.
Canelo is planning to fulfill the mandatory responsibility – with a target date of February twenty seventh in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The WBC intends to attain out to Canelo within the coming days to focus on that contest.
“[Canelo] desires to shield towards the necessary contender Avni Yildirim originally of the year. we are able to contact him soon,” Sulaiman commented.
If the combat ends up being a hit, Canelo is planning to battle in may also as a part of Cinco De Mayo weekend and in September as a part of Mexican Independence Day.
Yildirim has been out out of the ring when you consider that February 2019, when he misplaced a technical decision to Anthony Dirrell in a conflict for the vacant WBC title. Dirrell would then lose the belt to David Benavidez, who become stripped of the title when he failed to make weight for a voluntary protection – which in turn left the belt in a vacant state with Yildirim standing firm as the obligatory challenger.