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Avni Yildirim








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  • Born: August 05, 1991
  • Died: Contribute
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5′ 11½″
  • Weight: 168 lb
  • Reach: 70″
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Pro Debut: March 22, 2014
  • Nationality: Turkey
  • Status: Contribute
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  • Total Bouts: 29
  • Total Rounds: 31

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

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
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