WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman disappointed with Avni Yildirim’s performance against Canelo Alvarez

Avni Yildirim succumbed to a 3rd round defeat against Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo Alvarez and Avni Yildirim

Canelo Alvarez thoroughly outclassed Avni Yildirim at the Hard Rock Stadium, in Florida, thereby successfully defending his WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight titles. Many thought Yildirim would give Canelo a tough time, despite Canelo being the favourite. But Canelo’s Turkish opponent was no match to his speed and succumbed to a third round defeat. (his corner decided to end the fight)

Speaking about the fight in an interview with Boxing Social, World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman was disappointed that Avni Yildirim was no match for the unbelievable Canelo Alvarez. He also felt sorry for the Turk, before addressing Canelo’s much anticipated title unification bout with Billy Joe Saunders.

Definitely, there are things that we have to go back and look at what is happening

Sulaiman was quoted as saying, “I’m sorry for Avni. The paper sometimes doesn’t reflect the actions, and it was very unfortunate. We had great expectations, and it’s just a matter where we [at the WBC] need to look into the process that is not working in some roads,”  [via Boxingnews24]

He continued, “Definitely, there are things that we have to go back and look at what is happening and how things evolve and ss I say, he [Canelo] was tremendously successful, he was in great shape, and that stage should have been for a much greater fight.” [via Boxingnews24]

Speaking about the fight with Billy Joe Saunders, he said,“Tremendous, he’s got a sight on unifying the whole division. That’s a process in how it begins. I think we can see a very active year, and hopefully, it’ll continue to be like that for Canelo and boxing. A tremendous match, it’s going to be a sensational fight.”

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