Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Cullen vs Yildirim?
Jack Cullen beat Avni Yildirim by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 31st July 2021 at Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex.
The scorecards were announced as 92-98, 90-100, 93-97 in favor of winner Jack Cullen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Can Xu losing to Leigh Wood for the WBA World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Anthony Fowler beat Rico Mueller and Tommy McCarthy was overcome by Chris Billam-Smith for the CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight and BBBOC British Cruiserweight titles.
Cullen vs Yildirim stats
Avni Yildirim stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jack Cullen made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yildirim had a slight advantage in power over Cullen, with a 57% knock out percentage over Cullen's 47%.
Avni Yildirim was the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Cullen had a height advantage of 4 inches over Yildirim.
Both Avni Yildirim & Jack Cullen fought out of an orthodox stance.
Yildirim was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Cullen, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 145 to Cullen's 115.
Cullen vs Yildirim form
Yildirim had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Anthony Dirrell on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Lolenga Mock on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Chris Eubank Jr on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart.
Before that, he had won against Marco Antonio Periban on 13th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Teatro Palcco, Jalisco, Mexico.
He had beat Aliaksandr Sushchyts on 18th February 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Teatro Principe, Milan, Italy.
Yildirim's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Cullen's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 rounds on average.
What time did Cullen vs Yildirim start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:05 PM BST at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom, which was 2:05 PM EST or 11:05 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Cullen vs Yildirim?
Avni Yildirim was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jack Cullen made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.