Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez will defend his WBC, WBA super middleweight title against Avni Yidirim on Saturday February 27 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live on DAZN in over 200 countries and territories (excluding Mexico) or via cable / satellite pay-per-view in the US and Canada. Canelo (54-1-2 36 KOs) cemented himself as the world’s number 1 pound-for-pound fighter and the front runner in the £ 168 division with a dominant win over previously undefeated British Callum Smith in December San Antonio, Texas The WBA’s turn for vacant WBC and Ring Magazine belts before a sold-out, socially distant crowd in the state of Lone Star. The Mexican star declared his desire to become the undisputed super middleweight champion after the bout, but before targeting the remaining belts, the four-weight world ruler must face his dangerous WBC duty yildirim in the home of the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes deal with. « Avni Yildirim is a good boxer and I know we will have an exciting fight, » said Canelo. « I am very happy that we can bring this event to Miami, not far from the place where my hero Muhammad Ali trained. February 27th will be a great night for the sport. »
« Am February 27th we are taking the next step on our way to unifying the super middleweight division, « said Eddy Reynoso, Sports and Talent Director at Canelo Promotions and Canelos coach. » We will face our obligatory WBC opponent Avni YildirIm. We are very pleased with the alliance we have formed with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom to host this fight together, especially in a new location for us. ”Yildirim (21-2 12 KOs) has again taken the time to to fight for the WBC title. He was frustrated in his final game as he competed for the vacant crown with Anthony Dirrell in Minnesota in February 2019 and the fight ended in a technical win-win for Dirrell after he got himself a cut over the eye had closed. The 29-year-old challenger wants to shock the world two years after that disappointment and does so in his third fight in the US and the second in Miami after defeating « Road Warrior » Glen Johnson in August 2015 and the Turkish star returns for the biggest night of his career back in the Sunshine State. « I am honored to have to fight for the great green belt again – thanks to everyone involved, » said Yildirim. “I always give my all – and everyone should be ready to see a war. I come to make my country proud – I represent all of Turkey. “After a great night in San Antonio, Canelo teams up with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn on a one-on-one deal that begins with clashing with Yildirim. Hearn looks forward to building relationships with Canelo and his Ring Magazine Trainer of the Year and Manager Eddy Reynoso. « It is an absolute honor to promote the number one pound for pound and I am very excited to go to Miami and the home of the dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium, » said Hearn. “Even in a pandemic, Saúl wants to be more active than ever and in his plan to be undisputed, he must overcome his mandatory challengers to keep his belt. Yildirim is the first of these challenges that will attempt to dethrone the king on February 27th. We look forward to a big night of boxing at DAZN and the start of a great year for Canelo. « » How many fighters of this level will return to the ring after two months? Canelo’s love for boxing and its fans is truly unique, ”said Ed Breeze, DAZN EVP, Rights. « We are very pleased to be able to offer DAZN subscribers around the world our fifth Canelo fight in a row. » « We’re excited to be working with Canelo Alvarez, Matchroom and Eddie Hearn to bring Canelo vs Yildirim to the Hard Rock Stadium for the first time in history, world-class boxing, » said Todd Boyan, Miami senior vice president of stadium operations Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium. « Canelo is one of the top athletes in the world and this live event in a socially distant environment will be a special night for boxing fans. »
[QUOTE = RJJ-94-02 = GOAT; 21029589] He’s probably already on the ingle nasal spray …: lol1:
Do you give BJS a chance? [/ QUOTE]
Yes, I always felt like going to BJS to give Canelo a tough night. I just think it’s bad style for Canelo, assuming the best Saunders show up, which …
This fight is utter rubbish, but I’m glad it clears the matchroom / DAZN BUMS out of the way first … and then on to the real competition.
BJS will come up short, but Canelo cause problems. Yildirm is a non-runner, a very weak WBC challenger No. 1.
[QUOTE = Squ □ redCircle34; 21029781] Trash a55 fight, people were complaining about the Charlo card which was a stacked card with competitive fights and this Canelo vs Yildrim card is going to be rubbish as Canelo is going to get a high guarantee!
DAZN did everything …
[QUOTE = RJJ-94-02 = GOAT; 21029586] I think it’s great. Everyone is now a potential opponent. It removes the network / advertising policy. [/ QUOTE]
Yes, I agree, it’s good for boxing. Yildrim is mandatory so Canelo will have to fight this fight to advance to the WBC title. Tbh …