Today a press conference at the CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, where the Turkish Avni Yildirim commented on important aspects of the fight that he will wage against the Mexican Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, who`s the super middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council.
Also present were the President of the Turkish Boxing Federation Eyup Gözgeç, the promoter Ahmet Öner and the general manager of Arena Boxing, Zeynep Acar plus other important officials.
Avni Yıldırım commented on the significance of the fight that he will hold at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on February 27:
“It will be my chance to win the most important boxing match as the son of this country. I hope that we move forward with the prayers of the Turkish people.
Since my last fight, I had some minor injuries, the pandemic affected me, but we were patient and we continued working. I continued my training in the United States and Germany for 21 months outside my country. I did not give up. It is said that the end of the patience is salvation, patience is a good sign. We have done everything to win this important fight.
“I trust my coach Joel Diaz, who has helped me to improve significantly. It is a great honor to represent my country on such a big stage. We will do our very best to bring the WBC Green and Gold belt to our country. ”
The president of the Turkish Boxing Federation, Eyup Gözgeç, commented that the fight against “Canelo” is very important for boxing in the country.
“Avni and professional boxing in Turkey is at a very high level that no boxer in the country has reached so far. Whatever the outcome of this fight is an inspiration to all young athletes. I want to thank Ahmed Oner for everything he has achieved for boxing in Turkey. I wish Avni Yıldırım success. A true champion. I believe with all my heart that Avni will win this important fight. ”
For his part, Ahmet Öner commented: “Avni will definitely bring this Green and Gold belt Home. On February 28 he will show its quality to the whole world. All the work that has been done will pay off. This will be a great fight and a great event for Turkey. Win or lose I am sure Yildirim will leave his soul in the ring for his country. ”