There is something wrong with our sport when Yildirim

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  1. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    ........makes $833,000 dollars per round, and 2.5Million in total. For that shocking display.

    Nobody expected him to win or come close, but that was horrific.

    It was full 3rds of walking around like a punch bag just so he could throw 3 jabs and one left hook, and then quit on his stool.

    Something is not right with our sport, sadly.
     
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  2. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. Full Member

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    With our a doubt.
     
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  3. coolcat45

    coolcat45 Member Full Member

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    Blame the sanctioning bodies
     
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  4. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sanctioning bodies are corrupt.
     
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  5. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    I don't really care as long as his next defence is a mean one.
     
  6. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I was just looking at the WBC rankings for super middleweights.
    BENAVIDEZ was number 1.
    also Yildirim failed a drug test in 2019 which appears to have been swept under the carpet.

    Disgraceful.
     
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  7. Quina74

    Quina74 Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah it's called Canelo and the WBC
     
  8. Quina74

    Quina74 Active Member Full Member

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    So then what's the point of mandatories? Fighters are supposed to move their way up the rankings to get a shot at a title holder. If a fighter holding a title is fighting an opponent that don't deserve a mandatory position then that title may as well mean nothing
     
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  9. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The money he got for that so-called ''performance'' was ridiculous. It was clear to everyone the skill gap between Canelo and Avni was immense, but I at least thought Yildirim would try. Instead he stood there like a dork with this blank expression being a punching bag for 9 minutes.
     
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  10. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Well the point of a mandatory is that the ABC in question positions the fighter who has the manager with whom they have the best relationship and/or the fighter who they believe will bring them the most cash in sanctioning fees in the near future and provide them with a ranking allowing them to have a title shot.

    That's all it is.

    The key is that the fighter doesn't allow too many awful mandatories mar their career, like, for example, Orland Canizales, but rather mix the mandatories in with "real" defences.
     
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  11. iamthegreatest

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    He was well out of his depth. Terrible matchmaking, should never have been in there.

    Let's not forget he was absolutely destroyed by Eubank Jr. His rebuild hasn't been brilliant in terms of who he beat, so how the hell did he warrant a fight for the belts against Canelo? Shocking.
     
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  12. ArseBandit

    ArseBandit Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Guy won the lottery. In with the biggest boxing star in the world when he's a complete nobody
     
  13. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Excellent management I say plus he got step aside money as well.
     
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  14. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    So the question is. What is more frustrating? A mandatory fighter that truely deserves a title shot, that gets side stepped or watching guys like Yldrim fight the champs of the world?
     
  15. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    How the **** was he mandatory