Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, who has just claimed the world championship belt in super middleweight, will return to activity this Saturday, February 27 when he measures at Avni Yildirim with the mission of unifying the entire division before the end of the year.
The Mexican star has been linked to fights against other 168-pound champions, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant. Both are undefeated and could face Canelo on Cinco de Mayo weekend and Mexican Independence Day week, respectively.
Nevertheless, Alvarez he must first emerge victorious against the mandatory challenger completely unscathed. The defending champion of the WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring is the big favorite for the match, but anything as small as a facial cut or a muscle strain could jeopardize the fast return that the Mexican has planned for May.
Date, Time and Channel Canelo vs Yildirim
Campus: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
Time: 6:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm ET in the United States. 8:00 pm from Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. 9:00 pm from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama. 11:00 pm from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. 2:00 am on Sunday in the UK.
Channel: DAZN on PPV for $ 75-85USD in the United States. ESPN in Latin America. TV Azteca and Televisa in Mexico.
Canelo Álvarez vs Avni Yildirim Super Middleweight Title Fight 2021
Canelo Alvarez is boxing’s biggest star right now, Canelo posted a fearsome 44-2 record with 12 amateur KOs, before making his professional debut in October 2005. Six years later he would claim the vacant world middleweight title. junior against Matthew Hatton.
Over the course of a 57-fight professional career, Canelo he has held world belts in four weight divisions, with 36 of his victories by knockout.
Alvarez He has just one loss on his record, a fall to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, but nonetheless he put that disappointment behind him to establish a current well-earned reputation as the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter.
This fight marks the first fight of the Canelo since defeated Callum Smith by unanimous decision in December 2020, a feat that led to him claiming the WBC and WBA super middleweight belts.
One year younger than his opponent, but much less experienced, Avni Yildirim He has 23 professional fights under his belt and has a 21-2 record, with 12 of those victories by knockout.
The second of his two losses was more than a touch of disgrace, with an accidental headbutt in the 10th round of his thrilling fight against Anthony Dirrell, giving his opponent the technical decision victory.
That was in February 2019, and Yildirim He hasn’t fought since.