Brentwood, United Kingdom – In a crossbreed match fought with a catch weight of 164 pounds, Jack Cullen (20-2-1, 9 KOs) took the biggest win of his career with a ten-round unanimous decision over world title challenger Avni Yildirim (21-5, 12 KOs).
The values were 100-90, 98-92, and 97-93.
Yildirim came out and threw large shots at Cullen, who circled and fired the jab. A couple of switches stopped Yildirim in his lanes.
In the second it went from head to toe at times, while Yildirim pushed forward and forced the action. Cullen summed up his punches well in the last few moments. More or less the same pattern in the third, with Cullen landing the better punches. Yildirim had a lot more success with his right hand in fourth place.
After a straight fifth, Cullen landed devastating blows on the sixth blow that seemed to stun Yildirim and held him tight. Cullen continued his rally while in seventh place. They traded punches up close at eight, with Cullen doing the better job.
More two-way action on the ninth and tenth. Cullen with the edge as he landed the better shots and Yildirim held a lot and missed punches.