Former 140-pound contender Anthony Yigit is training in Miami to return at 135 pounds. After his loss to Ivan Baranchyk in 2018, the Swede has scored three victories.
“I’ve been training, but the pandemic prevented me from fighting in 2020. Now, here in Florida I’m train at the 5th St. Gym in Miami waiting for news from my manager for my next fight,” Yigit said.
Yigit sparred hard for ten rounds with different teammates last Saturday.
He believes the lightweight limit will provide him with a better opportunity to capture a world title.
“This is part of my preparation to return as soon as I get a fight that puts me on the path to a world title,” Yigit said.
“I’ve been fighting at 140 pounds, but I think I’ll come back at 135. As a junior welter I was giving my opponents some advantages, I think we can do 135 and arrive in optimal physical condition.
“I have yet to talk with my team, and if the conditions are the best I will continue at 135. I’m just waiting for news from my manager and my coaches and I will be ready to return.”
Yigit showed a lot of heart in his fight against Baranchyk, but he was a but undersized in the contest as Baranchyk seemed to have a big size advantage. The contest as stopped due to Yigit sustaining severe swelling on his eye.
“Well, I remember that I was a little upset when the doctor stopped that fight with Baranchyk in 2018. and then when I saw the photos of my face – I understood why they stopped that fight … It was impressive, but I’m fine and I learned a lot from that fight,” Yigit said.
Meanwhile, the young Swede follows his routines under the instructions of Chiro Perez at the 5th St. Gym in Miami.