Super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez claims victory over Avni Yildirim.
Heavy favorite Canelo Alvarez (55-1-2, 36 KOs) won his title fight against Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) in three rounds on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Read on for a recap of the battle.
Canelo Alvarez retains his super-middleweight title with a convincing victory over Dr. Avni Yildirim
Canelo Alvarez retained his world super-middleweight titles with a fourth-round technical knockout on Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Avni Yildirim did not respond to the bell for the fourth round.
In the middle of the third round, Alvarez of Mexico knocked out the Turkish challenger with a left-right combination to the head. Alvarez then landed more combinations, putting Yildirim against the ropes. Yildirim made it through the round, but he took enough damage for his trainer Joel Diaz to pull the plug.
Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) retained his titles from the World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Association with this win.
Alvarez explained, "I came and did what I had to do." I needed a knockout to win, and I got one. ”
In its 34-year history, Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, hosted its first boxing event, which featured the main event of this bout.
Alvarez started off the fight steadily, landing left jabs to the head and lefts and rights to the body.
In the second round, Alvarez landed uppercuts and scored repeatedly with combinations to the body. Even when Yildirim (21-3) did throw a punch, Alvarez either blocked it or slipped it. Although Alvarez stayed close and upped his output, he was also effective at punching from a distance and landed a flush counter right to the head.
Though he started out as a light heavyweight, Yildirim has since moved down to the 168-pound class, and Alvarez has said, "It doesn't matter if he is stronger or taller." "It makes no difference if he is trained by a top-notch professional. Here I am to carry out my duties. ”
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The fight on Saturday was the first of what Alvarez hopes will be a series of unification bouts throughout the year. WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders is interested in a May fight with Alvarez, who has said that preliminary talks have taken place. For the fourth time, Caleb Plant has been awarded a belt by a governing body.
With no activity since February The WBC made Yildirim the mandatory challenger in 2019, guaranteeing him a fight with Alvarez.
A pound under the super-middleweight limit, Alvarez and Yildirim both weighed 167.
Beforehand, McWilliams Arroyo of Puerto Rico defeated late replacement Abraham Rodriguez via technical knockout in the fifth round to win a second-tier world flyweight title. As previously reported, WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez withdrew from Thursday's bout with challenger Adalberto "Cyborg" Arroyo due to a hand injury.
Canelo Alvarez knocks out Avni Yildirim in the third round, but the fight was otherwise unremarkable.
Canelo Alvarez opens the round with a hard left hook that is partially blocked but still lands and causes damage, causing Avni Yildirim to stumble a little.
As soon as Alvarez settles in, he unleashes a ferocious left-right combo that knocks Yildirim flat on his arse.
Despite his obvious injuries, Yildirim laughs off the knockdown. Yildirim makes it to the next round. When Yildirim doesn't impress his trainer, Joel Diaz, he threatens to end the match. A few seconds later, the fight is called off because Yildirim won't get off his stool.
Even though the outcome of Alvarez's stay-busy fight was anticlimactic, it was the one that everyone expected.
Alvarez, who already holds the titles of WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine, will next fight WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders on May 8, during Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Canelo Alvarez punched Avni Yildirim 67 times in 9 minutes, while Yildirim only managed to throw 11. #CaneloYildirimOn February 28, 2021, a tweet from Manouk Akopyan (@ManoukAkopyan) said:
In Round 2, Canelo Alvarez's dominance was evident.
Canelo Alvarez begins the second round with a flurry of uppercuts, jabs, and left hooks to the liver. So far, Alvarez's timing, patience, and power have been flawless.
Alvarez appears to be engaging in high stakes target practice, with Avni Yildirim acting as a stationary and seemingly defenseless target.
But Yildirim has offered no response. Basically, he's just a walking brick.
Canelo Alvarez throws several powerful punches in the opening round.
Canelo Alvarez's seven-minute ring walk to the tunes of pop star J Balvin ends, and the boxing legend reveals the Miami Vice–inspired pink accents on his trunks and gloves.
Early in the fight, Alvarez connects with a big left hook to the head of Avni Yildirim, which is followed by a body shot. A few well-placed punches and kicks from Alvarez seal the deal for him as he easily takes the round.
So far, Yildirim has shown almost no desire to make this into a fight.
To beat Alavrez, Yildirim will need to play a flawless game. Even though he's off to a sluggish start, let's see if he throws a pitch.
A patient Canelo Alvarez makes his way to the ring.
Matchup: Canelo Alvarez vs. The Avni Yildirim fight is almost here. While Yildirim waits patiently, Alvarez enters the ring at Hard Rock Stadium.
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This is the Canelo Alvarez vs. The next speaker will be Avni Yildirim.
Officials from Matchroom Boxing told The Times on Friday that the main event ring walk would begin at 7:35 p. m PT
McWilliams Arroyo defeats Abraham Rodriguez to claim the interim WBC flyweight title.
In the co-main event, Abraham Rodriguez (27-3, 13 KOs) replaced Canelo Alvarez's stablemate and WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez, who was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a hand injury. He faced McWilliams Arroyo (21-4, 16 KOs).
With a knockdown in the fourth and a stoppage in the fifth, Arroyo, a two-time title challenger, showed he was ready for his big moment.
Arroyo was clearly the superior fighter, as he landed 100 punches while taking only 28 from his late replacement.
A stoppage was called in the fifth round when Rodriguez's corner saw their man was too badly hurt to continue.
Even after being knocked down three times, Jerry Forrest managed to salvage a draw with Zhilei Zhang.
In the first three rounds, Zhilei Zhang (22-0-1, 17 KOs) repeatedly knocked down Jerry Forrest (26-4-1, 20 KOs). The Chinese heavyweight was unable to put on a convincing finish, which allowed the American to make a late charge and result in a close fight and a split decision.
At the end of the three-way fight, one judge sided with Forrest (95–93) while the other two judges (93–93) were deadlocked.
Zhang, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian, started out strong but ran out of steam when Forrest began to rally. Forrest is only 32 years old. In the eighth round, Zhang gashed the skin above his right eyebrow from leaning forward out of exhaustion.
A point was deducted from Zhang in the ninth round for excessive holding.
At the end of the tenth and final round, Zhang looked like he was about to collapse, but Forrest willed his way to victory by rocking Zhang multiple times.
Zhang's body language in the clincher was that of a defeated fighter; he turned his back to Forrest and held his hands protectively over his head.
Forrest did a backflip after the final bell, and he celebrated when the split draw was announced, suggesting that he was pleased with his performance.
The 2021 release of "One Night in Miami"
The city of Miami once again hosts major boxing bouts.
Canelo Alvarez, whose homecoming fight in Mexico was canceled because of the flu pandemic, is looking to test out a new market in South Beach by staging a show featuring the sweet science.
Miami Gardens, Florida's Hard Rock Stadium There will be enough room for 15,000 fans to watch Alvarez defend his 168-pound titles against Avni Yildirim at, home of the NFL's Dolphins.
On November 12, 1973, at what was then called the Orange Bowl in Miami, one of the most exciting boxing matches ever took place between Aaron Pryor and Alexis Arguello. 12, 1982
Regardless of the outcome of the Alvarez fight, the greatest performance in Miami boxing history will be that of 22-year-old Cassius Clay, who won the heavyweight title for the first time by forcing Sonny Liston to quit on his stool.
This watershed moment in your career occurred on February The fight, which took place on January 25, 1964, at the Miami Beach Convention Hall, as well as the events that followed—including a night spent partying in a Miami motel room involving Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown—are the subject of this article. led to Regina King's first foray into directing, the Amazon film "One Night in Miami," which was released earlier this year.
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Predictions and advice from Avni Yildirim, an expert
To say that a fighter who never reached his potential looks as though they've been shot is a bit of an oddity, but that's how Yildirim looks right now. After suffering a devastating third-round knockout loss to Chris Eubank Jr. , he appeared to be lagging behind Besides, he didn't stand a chance even if he did, even if he tried Yildirim lacks the speed and boxing skills to defeat Alvarez, and he can't stop him either. He hasn't fought in over two years and his last bout ended in defeat. Though I enjoy a good stay-busy fight as much as the next person, I wish this had aired on a more widely watched channel. If I had to guess, I'd say Alvarez will let Yildirim last for at least a few more rounds even though he has the option to stop the fight at any time. It was a knockout for Alvarez in the fourth round.
I. L. Dylan Hernandez A Sportswriter for the Times
Canelo Alvarez has four scheduled fights for 2021, and Avni Yildirim may be the easiest of the bunch. The arguments he makes against Canelo's speed and technique are weak, and his power is in question. Yildirim is bigger and taller than the Mexican fighter, but he hasn't fought in almost two years, and his last victory came in late 2018. Although Alvarez isn't the "best pound-for-pound" boxer, he is still one of the best in the world and should easily dispatch his opponent. Chris Eubank Jr. did in 2017 It's possible that Yildirim's opponent's powerful blows will end the fight early. But Alvarez, who has become obsessed with defense in his most recent bouts, will likely turn this fight into a sparring session that will end in the later rounds if he feels confident enough to do so. To sum up, there is little room for surprise either way.
L. Eduard Cauich, Ph.D. A Sports writer for the Times (in Spanish)
It's not a matter of if Saul Alvarez will defeat Avni Yildirim, but rather how long it will take him. Canelo is the superior fighter due to his superior technical skill, superior strength, and superior speed. Although Yildirim is tough and has fought in some notable bouts, he will not be able to defeat the four-weight champion despite his skill as a brawler and his natural defenses. Having sparred with Canelo in 2018, Yildirim may have some insight into his opponent's style, but he will need more than that to defeat him. By the fifth round, the Mexican will have knocked out his opponent.
L. Jad El Reda A Sports reporter for El Nuevo Herald
Californian up-and-comers Diego Pacheco and Marc Castro score big on Canelo Alvarez's undercard.
In a one-sided beating, promising Fresno phenom Marc Castro (2-0, 2 KOs) knocked out MMA fighter-turned-boxer John Moraga (1-3, 1 KO) in the seventh round. He outpunched Moraga 59-9 in the second round, and then knocked him out by dropping him twice.
With a 19-7 record in mixed martial arts and 14 bouts in the UFC, Moraga could be more successful there.
A L Shaped South A Diego Pacheco, a promising youngster based in, won a tough bout against Rodolfo Gomez Jr. (11-0, 8 KOs). a super middleweight bout (14-4-1, 10 KOs)
Pacheco was declared the winner by unanimous decision, with all three judges giving him scores of 79-73.
While Pacheco's power and technique were slightly superior, the cagey Gomez, who had never been stopped in his career, proved to be a formidable opponent.
There were 117 punches landed by Pacheco, and 70 by Gomez.
This was the longest fight of Pacheco's career, and he will turn 20 next year.
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The panel will discuss the sport of boxing as it stands today and answer questions via Twitter from fans.
The Canelo Alvarez vs. Tale from the tape by Avni Yildirim
Boxer Canelo Alvarez
30 years old as of July 18, 1990
The city of Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco is home.
Boxing record: 54 wins, 2 draws, 2 knockouts.
Fight record in world championship bouts: 15-1-1, 8 KOs
There were a total of 414 rounds in the fight.
1.8 meters (1m) tall
Reach: 70 5 inches
Total 168-pound weight
Using your right hand
Chepo" Jose Reynoso is the manager.
Authorized Instructor: Edison "Eddy" Reynoso
Prominent victorious boxers include: Callum Smith, Sergey Kovalev, Daniel Jacobs, Rocky Fielding, Gennady Golovkin (also a draw), and Julio César Chávez Jr. , Kermit Cintrón, and Matthew Hatton; and boxers Liam Smith, Amir Khan, Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo, Austin Trout, Josesito López, Shane Mosley, and Kermit Cintrón
One notable fighter who lost was Floyd Mayweather Jr.
An analysis of some of Canelo Alvarez's most devastating blows and knockouts.
The Honest Leader, Avni Yildirim
(Born on August 5, 1991) Age 29
Living in Istanbul, Turkey
Scorecard: 21-2, 12 KOs
One loss, one win in world championship bouts.
Fights went 132 rounds in total.
Body Measurement: 1.80 meters/ 5'11" 5 inches
Stand in a right-handed stance
Chief Executive Officer: Ahmet Oner
Mr. Joel Diaz, the trainer
Among the notable victorious athletes is Glen Johnson.
Disappointing defeats for Chris Eubank Jr. in addition to Anthony Dirrell
Canelo Alvarez talks about the weigh-in and his upcoming fight against Avni Yildirim.
Keyshawn Davis decided to skip the Olympics and make his professional debut instead, and he did not disappoint.
For the United States' Olympic boxing squad at the 2020 Summer Games, Keyshawn Davis was widely regarded as the best hope.
Due to the pandemic's interference with his amateur career, the once-touted prospect has signed a contract with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing and will be turning professional this summer rather than competing for a gold medal in Tokyo.
Saturday night, Davis wasted no time in making his professional debut, and he promptly knocked out Lester Brown in the second round.
National Golden Gloves champion Davis, of Norfolk, Virginia, is an American star to watch in the future.
On Sunday he'll turn 22, and he recently celebrated the occasion in grand fashion.
Alexis Espino, a super-middleweight prospect who is 7-0 with 5 knockouts, knocked out Ashton Sykes, who was 5-4 with 1 knockout, in the fifth round.
With a fourth-round knockout and a unanimous decision win, Aaron Aponte (2-0, 1 KO) defeated Harry Gigliotti (6-2, 3 KOs) with relative ease.
And who exactly is Avni Yildirim, Canelo Alvarez's opponent tonight?
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No judgment if you haven't heard of the 29-year-old Turkish fighter known as "Mr. Robot," because this will be only Yildirim's third fight in the United States and his record lacks a significant victory.
Seven-year veteran professional operates out of Indio, California. to begin working with legendary trainer Joel Diaz on breaking down undefeated lightweight champion Canelo Alvarez
It was with the help of Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) that Alvarez trained for his 2018 rematch with Gennady Golovkin. Yildirim had just defeated Jose Antonio Rodriguez Silvencia, who had a record of 3-31-3 at the time.
Instead of giving up a title and saving himself a total of $500,000 in sanctioning fees, Alvarez has chosen a fight with all the hallmarks of a trap.
Not too much trouble should arise for him.
In both of his previous attempts, Yildirim has failed to make the grade. A loss to Chris Eubank Jr. was his first in professional competition. 2017 Third Round Knockout After a seventh-round head clash left then-WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell with a cut above the eye, Yildirim lost a technical decision to Dirrell in April 2019.
It was 96-94 for Dirrell on two cards and 98-92 for Yildirim on the other when time ran out.
Yildirim failed a drug test for two PEDs shortly after the bout.
The WBC has firmly planted Yildirim as a mandatory challenger thanks to his performance against Dirrell and his eventual patience with sanctioning body semantics.
Since Alvarez recently won the vacant WBC belt from Callum Smith in December, Yildirim could be said to have arrived at the perfect time. Having previously been won by Benavidez after he defeated Dirrell in the aftermath of the Yildirim fight, the belt was vacated by David Benavidez after he failed to make weight for a fight in August.
After nearly two years without a job, Yildirim says he isn't just showing up to collect his paycheck.
Yildirim has stated, "I always give my all, and everybody should be ready to see a war." Everyone knows he's a huge champion, and he I'm prepared to take my chance at the world championship. This is my moment. On Saturday, the spotlight shines on everyone. ”
It's starting to look like Alvarez's opponents will need to bottle lightning to defeat him.
It would appear that Yildirim, a native of Istanbul, is the best candidate for the position.
The Turkish word "yildirim" means "lightning" in English.
Boxing Match: Canelo Alvarez vs. Bets on Avni Yildirim
In most of the United States' legal betting markets, Canelo Alvarez is currently a -5000 favorite. S sportsbooks while Yildirim is a 1400 shot
Bettors on DraftKings must lay 100 to 1 odds on an Alvarez win.
When compared to Buster Douglas, who knocked out 42-to-1 favorite Mike Tyson in 1990, Yildirim will be an even bigger underdog.
DraftKings' director of race and sports operations, Johnny Avello, told The Times that he doesn't expect a competitive match and that betting the round in which the fight will end might be the best way for gamblers to get in on the action.
The fear of the bettor is reflected in Canelo's high price, according to Avello. Bets on Canelo have no value. Too much is required to win too little. Bets on the props and rounds are what I'm anticipating from the crowd. As of right now, we're at 4 1/2 rounds. If you ask me, Canelo seems like a lock to win. ”
An interesting bet was placed on tomorrow's fight, with $110,000 going to Canelo Alvarez at a -4000 odds. 3 with @WilliamHillUS in the state of Nevada In the event of a Canelo victory over the underdog Avni Yildirim, the bettor stands to win a total of $2,750.Author: David Payne Purdum Date: 2/26/2021
Bet on Alvarez to fight and knock out Gennadiy Golovkin three times before the Kazakh KO artist retires if you really need to scratch that gambling itch.
Canelo Alvarez, who has an interest in history, is competing for the super middleweight title.
Canelo Alvarez, like many other famous boxers, will be given a treat on fight night on Saturday, and the unheralded Avni Yildirim Turkish delight will do the trick.
In a defense of his WBC 168-pound title at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, on DAZN and pay-per-view, Alvarez is expected to devour the mandatory challenger from the Middle East with might unknown to man.
When you're the pound-for-pound champion and a 50-1 favorite against a defenseless opponent, those are the stakes.
Alvarez's (54-1-2, 36 KOs) victory over his former sparring partner who helped him train for his rematch with Gennady Golovkin in 2018 is widely regarded as a formality.
Although a victory over Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) would not be considered a signature achievement, boxing's biggest superstar is aiming for immortality as he pursues super middleweight dominance.
Currently, Alvarez holds the WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine titles, and by the end of the year he plans to unify the division by challenging WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders and IBF champion Caleb Plant.
In the event of a victory, he will be the first Mexican to hold the undisputed super middleweight title in boxing.
Alvarez reflected on the significance of becoming an undisputed champion, saying, "It's important for me and [trainer and manager Eddy Reynoso] because very few people have achieved becoming undisputed champions." And that's an objective we have for the near future. It has always been a goal of mine and Eddy's to become undisputed champions at 168 pounds. Moreover, we hope to continue creating landmark achievements. Having a lasting impact on this industry through my athletic accomplishments is something I take very seriously. Hence, we're taking these measures. That I may forever be remembered as a legend of the sport of boxing and that my name may forever be synonymous with greatness ”
After sitting out for 13 months due to the global pandemic and a legal spat and subsequent divorce from Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez is fighting for the second time in 70 days. In December, Alvarez prevailed over Callum Smith.
The massive activity to which Alvarez has alluded is also reminiscent of that of De La Hoya, who, with a 5-0 record at the end of 1997, was the last pound-for-pound great to fight as often as his former understudy plans to.
Now that Alvarez is the captain of his own ship, he has decided to make a stop in South Florida for a stay-busy fight in an apparent attempt to make up for lost purses.
Although Alvarez is expected to win easily, he isn't acting like it.
"I admire every competitor." Alvarez said, "I have a lot of respect for the opponent I have right now." "I know he's a tough competitor. A lot of equipment is at his disposal, I've heard. I think the same way. I'm working hard, and I want to leave my mark on the world. ”
Boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Following the Fight, by Avni Yildirim
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Initiation of coverage occurs at 4:00 p. m PST, with the main event's ring walk beginning at 7:35 p. m PT
It'll be the second major sporting event in Florida this month; Super Bowl LV drew 25,000 spectators.
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This is how the undercard will go down:
Case: McWilliams v. Arroyo Temporary WBC flyweight champion Abraham Rodriguez (co-main event).
Conflict between Zhang Zhilei and Fighting at heavyweight, Jerry Forrest
It's Diego Pacheco versus Young Rodolfo Gomez in the middleweight division
Against Alexis Espino. In a super middleweight bout, Ashton Sykes will face
Contrasting Keyshawn Davis and Junior lightweight fight between Lester Brown and Brown
Against Aaron Aponte Junior welterweight fight between Harry Gigliotti and Gigliotti
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