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Benavidez-Yildirim, Fortuna-Campbell Double Eyed By Lewkowicz

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has two fighters with looming business in the ring with the WBC, and he wants to bring the action together all under one roof. Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com that he wants t...

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Callum Smith Officially in Line For Benavidez-Yildirim Winner

Callum Smith could well be one step closer to a unification showdown. The 29-year-old was most recently in action against his mandatory challenger John Ryder at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. Smith,...

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Benavidez, Yildirim Agree To Terms For Jan. 25 Title Fight

David Benavidez and Avni Yildirim have a fight date—and their handlers already have a hunger for the matchup. The mandatory World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight fight will take place Jan. 25,...

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Wilder-Fury II Approved By WBC, Pascal-Jack Sanctioned, More

Wilder-Fury II Approved By WBC, Pascal-Jack Sanctioned, More - Wednesday morning at the WBC’s 57th annual convention at the Grand Oasis Cancun was devoted mainly to ratings. The afternoon assembly mee...

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Yilrdirim: I Am Happy It Is On Paper That I Am A Clean Fighter

There wasn’t any feeling of relief, other than Avni Yildirim appreciating his being granted due process in the first place. The super middleweight contender is back in the title mix after a drug testi...

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Benavidez-Yildirim Approved By WBC, Doping Investigation Finished

The World Boxing Council issued an official ruling on Friday, indicating that it closed its Clean Boxing Program’s Results Management process concerning Avni Yildirim’s adverse finding related to a re...

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Avni Yildirim Comes Up Positive For Banned Substance

On September 26, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (“VADA”) reported to the World Boxing Council ("WBC") that an “A” sample collected from Avni Yildirim on September 13 in Big Bear, California in ...

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Team Benavidez: Yildirim Will Be Next, Hearn Can Get in Line

Sampson Lewkowicz, the exclusive promoter for WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs), has advised BoxingScene.com that his boxer will honor the recent mandate from the World Bo...

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David Benavidez vs. Avni Yildirim Will Be Next, Says WBC Prez

The World Boxing Council will order their brand new super middleweight champion, David Benavidez, to defend the 168-pound title against Turkish puncher Avni Yildirim, who is waiting for the opportunit...

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Yildrim: Benavidez A Brave Fighter But Not A Very Skilled Boxer

Avni Yildirim didn’t have a preference in the winner of Saturday’s super middleweight title fight but was pleased with how the night ultimately played out. David Benavidez regained his old World Boxin...

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Benavidez To Dirrell: PBC Saved You Against Yildirim!

LOS ANGELES – David Benavidez believes Anthony Dirrell was winning his fight against Avni Yildirim when it was stopped seven months ago. Benavidez isn’t convinced, though, that Dirrell would’ve won ha...

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Avni Yildirim Promises Fireworks on Spence-Porter Card

Avni Yildirim returns to action following a controversial title bout against Anthony Dirrell and will be aiming to get another title shot as the first mandatory to the WBC super middleweight champion....

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David Benavidez's Promoter Embraces WBC's Title Shot Order

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, Arena Box Promotion Chairman Ahmet Oner, who manages Avni Yildirim’s career and Turkish fighter himself participated to press conference in Istanbul Turkey. After cont...

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Team Yildirim Pleased With WBC Ruling, Plan Tune-Up Fight

One month after filing an appeal for a second straight title shot, Avni Yildirim and his team gladly settled for the next best scenario. Efforts to secure an immediate rematch with Anthony Dirrell—who...

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Benavidez vs. Dirrell Ordered, Winner Must Face Yildirim

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, from Mexico, held a press conference at the Ciragan palace in which the WBC super middleweight division ruling has been set. WBC champion Anthony Dirrell has been orde...

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WBC To Rule on Dirrell, Benavidez, Yildirim - 168 Layout

On February 23, 2019, Anthony Dirrell fought Avni Yildirim for the then vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Championship. That highly entertaining and competitive match resulted in a split technical d...

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Team Yildirim: We Want Direct Rematch With Dirrell, No Interim

For all of the protests filed over controversial scoring or questionable rulings in the ring, few if any of the final verdicts actually get overturned. Most boxers and their camps know this going in, ...

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Dirrell-Yildirim PBC on FS1 Tripleheader Peaks At 366,000 Viewers

The final televised boxing card of February was pretty much in line with the rest of the month—down from the start of the year, but with plenty of room for growth. Saturday’s live installment of Premi...

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Yildirim Meets With WBC Prez, Files Appeal Over Dirrell Loss

Avni Yildirim from Turkey arrived in Mexico City with his promoter Ahmet Oener to meet WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman.. Yildirim fought against Anthony Direll in Minneapolis this past Saturday for T...

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Anthony Dirrell Edges Avni Yildirim For Vacant WBC Title

Dirrell, Yildirim Fight Photos Gallery - Anthony Dirrell (33-1-1, 24 KOs) defeated Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs)by technical split decision (96-94 X 2 for Dirrell, 98-92 for Yildirim) for the vacant WB...

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