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Anthony Dirrell vs. Avni Yildirim
The vacant World Boxing Council world super middleweight championship will be on the line February 23, 2019 when Anthony Dirrell faces Avni Yildirim at the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and can be seen on FOX and Fox Deportes.
When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Where: Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Why: WBC World Super Middleweight Title
WBC World Super Middleweight Title
Avni Yildirim is ranked ninth in the world and has a career record of 21-1 with a total of 12 knockout wins and one knockout loss for his career.Yildirim is a native of Turkey where he still resides.Yildirim stands at five feet 11 and a half inches tall with a reach of 70 inches and an orthodox stance.Yildirim is also known as “Mr. Robot” and is 27 years of age.
Anthony Dirrell is ranked 17th in the world and has a career record of 32-1-1 with a total of 24 knockout wins for his career.Dirrell is a native of Flint, Michigan where he currently still lives.Dirrell stands at six feet, two inches tall with a reach of 74.5 inches and fights from an orthodox stance.Also known as “The Dog” Dirrell is 34 years old.Dirrell has the additional distinction of being the younger brother of 2004 Olympic bronze medalist and fellow professional boxer Andre Dirrell.Dirrell has an inspiring personal story in that he had to undergo chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008.
Anthony Dirrell was the World Boxing Council world super middleweight champion after defeating Sakio Bika in a 12 round unanimous decision win on August 16, 2014.However, he lost the title belt in his very next fight when Badou Jack scored a 12 round majority decision win on April 24, 2015.
In his most recent fight Dirrell defeated Abraham Han in a unanimous decision.The bout took place at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas on April 28, 2018 and was 10 rounds.Han went down in the very first round.
Prior to that Dirrell faced Denis Douglin on November 17, 2017 and scored a six round TD at the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Michigan.
Avni Yildirim last stepped into the ring on September 15, 2018 when he faced Lolenga Mock in Germany. Yildirim scored a 12 round majority decision win as Mock went down in the first round.The bout was for the World Boxing Council international super middleweight title.
Prior to that on July 14, 2018 Yildirim scored an RTD win over Jose Antonio Rodriguez in the first round of a scheduled 10 round bout.
Anthony Dirrell vs. Avni Yildirim
The championship pedigree and experience of Anthony Dirrell is hard to ignore in this matchup.While Avni Yildirim has built up an impressive resume this situation would figure to favor Dirrell just a little bit more.Dirrell has been in top recent form.
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Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Anthony Dirrell Vs. Avni Yildirim( Check back later )
The currentboxing line is not yet released.If Anthony Dirrell is the boxing favorite at -200, it means that you have to risk $180 to win $100. If Avni Yildirim is this fight’s underdog, that has value at +180, that means that for every $100 bet you will win $180.
Total Rounds Betting
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