Former Super Middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell got an opportunity to rejoin the championship ranks when he battled top contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Championship in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, February 23 from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After a competitive 10 rounds, the referee stopped the fight due to a cut over Anthony Dirrell’s eye, which was caused by an accidental head butt.
The fight went to the scorecards, which saw Dirrell earning the win by technical split decision. The scores were 96-94, 92-98 and 96-94.
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