Canelo Alvarez and Anvi Yildirim are fighting on Saturday for the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles. Here’s all the information you need before the fight.
- Date: Saturday, February 27
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Boradcast: Local cable providers | DAZN
- Price: $49.99 pay per view | $19.99/month for one month or $99.99/annual
|Record||54-1-2, 36 KO||21-2-0, 12 KO|
|Titile(s)||Four-division world champion, holds WBA (Super), The Ring and lineal middleweight & WBA (Regular) super middleweight titles||Challenged for the IBO super-middleweight title and the WBC super-middleweight title|
|Height||5 ft 9 1⁄2 in (175 cm)||5 ft 11 1⁄2 in (182)|
|Reach||70 1⁄2 in (179 cm)||70 in (178 cm)|
|Nickname(s)||Canelo (Cinnamon)||The Turkish Wolf
|Born||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico||Sivas, Turkey|
Canelo Alvarez (-10000) vs. Avni Yildirim (+1600) | 12 rounds| WBC and WBA Super Middleweight titles
Julio Cesar Martinez (-1800) vs. McWilliams Arroyo (+850)| 12 rounds | WBC Flyweight title
Zhilei Zhang (-800) vs. Jerry Forrest (+500) | 10 rounds | Heavyweight
Diego Pacheco (-3000) vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr. (+1100) | 8 rounds | Super Middleweight
Alexis Espino (-3000) vs. Ashton Sykes (+1100) | 6 rounds |Super Middleweight
Alexis Eduardo Molina vs. TBA | 6 rounds | Featherweight
Marc Castro vs. Lester Brown | 4 rounds | Junior Lightweight
Aaron Aponte vs. Harry Gigliotti | 4 rounds | Junior Welterweight
Keyshawn Davis vs. Lester Brown | 4 rounds | Lightweight
Odds provided by Bovada.
Let’s be honest and keep this one simple. Everyone thinks Canelo is going to knock out Yildirim, but his last bout against Callum Smith went the distance. Not saying anything to diminish from Canelo’s power, but Yildirim can’t be counted out as a professional boxer. A knock out wouldn’t be a surprise, but neither would going the distance. Either way, Canelo is set up to win this fight.