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Canelo vs. Yildirim Purse Bid Given Final 15-Day Extension

Another two weeks have been granted for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Avni Yildirim to further discuss their long-ago ordered title fight. The World Boxing Council (WBC) announced on Tuesday that a second...

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Yildirim's Promoter Hopes Canelo Alvarez Deal Gets Done

Ahmet Oner, promoter for Avni Yildirim, is hoping a deal is reached for a world title showdown with Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The WBC ordered both boxer to fight for the vacant super mi...

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Canelo vs. Yildirim WBC Purse Bid Postponed To October 6

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Avni Yildirim have two more weeks to discuss a fight which nobody seems to want. The two boxers are in contention for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight...

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Canelo-Yildirim WBC Super Middleweight Title Fight Heads To Sept. 21 Purse Bid

Should present plans hold form, there is a great chance that boxing will forever remember the 21st day of September. With the allotted negotiation period expiring without a deal in place, an ordered s...

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Promoter: Shishkin Ready To Fight Canelo, Yildirim For WBC Super Middleweight Title

Vladimir Shishkin will fight for just the 11th time as a professional Thursday night. His promoter hopes Shishkin’s 12th pro appearance results in the Russian contender’s shot at a super middleweight ...

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DAZN Won’t Approve Avni Yildirim As Canelo Alvarez’s Next Opponent

DAZN’s decision-makers weren’t interested in paying even a discounted rights fee to stream a Canelo Alvarez-Anthony Dirrell fight. They have no intention of footing the bill for Alvarez to fight someo...

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Canelo-Yildirim: WBC Board of Governors Votes To Order Super Middleweight Title Fight

As the hunt continues for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to secure an opponent for his next fight, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has done its part to aid the cause. The Mexico City-based sanctioning body is p...

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Canelo, Smith Among Those Interested in Vacant WBC 168-Pound Title

David Benavidez’s latest career hiccup could prove to be a lucrative option for a challenger waiting in the wings. Turkey’s Avni Yildirim will patiently wait out a forthcoming ruling to determine his ...

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Yildirim: We Are Getting Our Title Shot, Hoping It Would Be Against Benavidez

Less than 24 hours after his team worked feverishly to provide a clearer future path, David Benavidez managed to let it all go to waste. The unbeaten 23-year old managed to lose his World Boxing Counc...

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Benavidez: Yildirim Fight Is Next; He'll Have Extremely Tough Time With Me

David Benavidez would’ve preferred to make his mandated title defense against Avni Yildirim on Saturday night. Benavidez couldn’t do that because he already had a contract for an optional defense of h...

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Sulaiman: Benavidez-Angulo Still Can Happen Before Making Mandatory Against Yildirim

David Benavidez probably will be allowed by the WBC to reschedule his voluntary title defense against Roamer Alexis Angulo once the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Benavidez’s mandatory defense versus Avni Yi...

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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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