Avni Yıldırım, also known as "The Turkish Wolf" or "Mr. Robot", is a Turkish professional boxer who has been in the sport for over 8 years. He made his professional debut at the age of 22 on March 22, 2014, defeating Davit Ribakoni via a 4 round PTS. Since his debut, Yıldırım has fought a total of 29 fights with 24 wins, 5 losses, and no draws or no-contests. Out of his 24 wins, 13 have been achieved via knockouts.
Yıldırım has fought in three weight classes throughout his career- Middleweight, Super-middleweight, and Light-heavyweight. He stands at a height of 5'11.5" and has a reach of 70 inches. Yıldırım is known to fight in an orthodox stance.
Some of Yıldırım's notable victories include wins over Slavisa Simeunovic, Schiller Hyppolite, Aliaksandr Sushchyts, Marco Antonio Peribán, Janne Forsman, Ryan Ford, and Lolenga Mock. However, he has suffered losses against fighter Chris Eubank Jr. via KO and against Anthony Dirrell by Split Technical Decision. His most recent fight was a rematch with German boxer Yusuf Kanguel, which he lost via a 9th round TKO.
Although Yıldırım has had a total of 29 fights, his only world title fight to date was on February 23, 2019, against Anthony Dirrell for the WBC (vacant) super-middleweight title. The fight ended with Yıldırım losing via a 10 round technical-decision. The decision was a controversial one, with Yıldırım feeling that the fight should have been allowed to continue. Despite the loss, he remains determined to fight for more titles in the future.
Yıldırım's journey to becoming a professional boxer started in Turkey in 2013, where he competed in the Mediterranean Games and won a Bronze medal in the Light-heavyweight category. Not long after, he made his professional debut in Germany and won his first fight. Over the years, he has fought in different parts of the world and has garnered a reputation for being a skilled fighter with devastating knockout power.
His most significant fight to date was against Anthony Dirrell for the WBC super-middleweight title. It was one he had prepared for, and he put on an excellent display despite the controversial finish. As he prepares for his next fights, he continues to train hard and focus on his goals of becoming a world champion in the future.
Yıldırım's style of fighting is aggressive, and he loves to pressure his opponents with jabs and power punches. His ability to deliver punches with both hands has often caught his opponents off guard, and his knockout power is something many fighters acknowledge. His style of fighting coupled with his tenacity has earned him the nickname "The Turkish Wolf" among his peers.
Avni Yıldırım's records show that he has had ups and downs throughout his career. He has won 24 fights and lost 5 but remains one of Turkey's top boxers. His career is full of memorable moments, from his Bronze medal in the Mediterranean Games to his debut as a professional boxer, and fighting two fighters for world titles. He remains determined to continue representing Turkey on the world stage and bringing home more titles.
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the boxing community, Yıldırım has continued to train and sharpen his skills. His passion for the sport and dedication to his goals have continued to push him forward, and he has continued to prove himself as one of Turkey's best boxers.
In conclusion, Avni Yıldırım is an impressive fighter, and his records and accomplishments speak for themselves. With his passion, skill, and determination, he continues to make Turkey proud and inspire the next generation of boxers. Going forward, it would be interesting to see him fight for more world titles and bring more glory to the country.
Avni Yıldırım Fight Record
|29||May 14, 2022||30||Yusuf Kanguel||Loss||TKO9|
|28||Nov 20, 2021||30||Yusuf Kanguel||Win||UD|
|27||Sep 25, 2021||30||Dominik Ameri||Win||UD|
|26||Aug 21, 2021||30||Slavisa Simeunovic||Win||KO1|
|25||Jul 31, 2021||29||Jack Cullen||Loss||UD|
|24||Feb 27, 2021||29||Canelo Álvarez||Loss||RTD3|
|23||Feb 23, 2019||27||Anthony Dirrell||Loss||TD|
|22||Sep 15, 2018||27||Lolenga Mock||Win||MD|
|21||Jul 14, 2018||26||Jose Antonio Rodriguez||Win||RTD1|
|20||May 12, 2018||26||Ryan Ford||Win||UD|
|19||Mar 3, 2018||26||Derek Edwards||Win||UD|
|18||Dec 16, 2017||26||Attila Korda||Win||TKO1|
|17||Oct 7, 2017||26||Chris Eubank Jr.||Loss||KO3|
|16||May 13, 2017||25||Marco Antonio Peribán||Win||UD|
|15||Feb 18, 2017||25||Aliaksandr Sushchyts||Win||TKO1|
|14||Nov 5, 2016||25||Schiller Hyppolite||Win||TKO3|
|13||Aug 27, 2016||25||Aaron Pryor Jr.||Win||UD|
|12||Jul 23, 2016||24||Timur Nikarkhoev||Win||TKO5|
|11||May 23, 2016||24||Zoltan Sera||Win||TKO2|
|10||May 6, 2016||24||Jackson Junior||Win||KO2|
|9||Feb 26, 2016||24||Walter Gabriel Sequeira||Win||UD|
|8||Dec 18, 2015||24||Janne Forsman||Win||KO1|
|7||Oct 11, 2015||24||Bernard Donfack||Win||UD|
|6||Aug 15, 2015||24||Glen Johnson||Win||UD|
|5||Jun 16, 2015||23||Steve Kroekel||Win||TKO1|
|4||Apr 30, 2015||23||Giorgi Aduashvili||Win||TKO2|
|3||Feb 27, 2015||23||Giorgi Beroshvili||Win||TKO3|
|2||Feb 14, 2015||23||Aleksandar Jankovic||Win||TKO1|
|1||Mar 22, 2014||22||Davit Ribakoni||Win||PTS|