Eddie Reinoso is unusually intrigued that his star ward Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) will have a mandatory title defense against the mandatory challenger Avni Yıldırım (21-2, 12 KOs). Recall that the boxers will split the ring on February 27 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (Florida).
Reinoso sees Yildirim as a “strong rival” and “warrior”, which is quite flattering, considering that in his last fight the Turkish boxer was defeated by Anthony Dirrell, after which he did not enter the ring for more than a year.
“We are in talks to have a fight on February 27th. We have responsibilities to the WBC that require us to defend the title against the number one contender. [Aвни Йылдырыма]”- said Reinoso in an interview with YouTube channel Little Giant Boxing. -” Yes, he is a tough contender, a warrior, a tall fighter who has good power. He had a great fight with Dirrell. Due to the pandemic, he was not so active, but he is also a tough fighter. “