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The WBC claims Canelo requested to face Yildirim for the vacant super middleweight belt
This whole saga just keeps getting weirder.
Just days after the reveal that Canelo Alvarez is suing a large chunk of his management, Mauricio Sulaiman tells Sky Sports that the WBC has scheduled a September 21st purse bid between the Mexican superstar and Avni Yildirim for their vacant super middleweight title.
Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KO) reportedly “contacted the WBC and requested to fight Yildirim for the title” last month, a privilege granted him by his “franchise” status. Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO) has been contractually owed a shot at the belt since his February 2019 title bout with Anthony Dirrell ended due to a headbutt; repeated attempts to book him against David Benavidez fell through, in one instance due to a failed drug test on the Turk’s part.
According to Yildirim’s promoter, Ahmet Onor, says PBC could participate in the purse bid.
Oner replied: ‘Yes’ to Sky Sports, when asked if PBC could make a sizeable offer.
Seeing as Golden Boy and co. aren’t keen to stick their necks out at the moment, I could easily see Al Haymon winning the bid unopposed, and I would love to see the sort of chaos that unleashed. Now I’ve got two things to look forward to on that day: this and whatever Demi Adejuyigbe unleashes this year