One of boxing’s biggest stars is set to step into the ring for the first time this year.
Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) will put his WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight titles on the line against Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday. It’s a quick turnaround for Alvarez, who beat Callum Smith less than three months ago. Yildirim, meanwhile, last fought in February 2019 when he lost to Anthony Dirrell by split technical decision.
Will Canelo continue his dominance as planned? Or can Yildirim cause major upheaval?
Here’s everything you need to know about watching Canelo vs. Yildirim.
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What time does Canelo vs Yildirim start?
- Dated: Saturday February 27
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Main event: 10 p.m. ET (approximately)
The main card is scheduled to begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Canelo and Yildirim are expected to get their ring marching around 10 p.m. ET depending on the length of previous bouts.
All bouts will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Participation will be limited in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.
Canelo Alvarez Card vs. Avni Yildirim
- Canelo Alvarez v Avni Yildirim for Alvarez WBC / WBA Super Middleweight titles
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo for Martinez’s WBC flyweight title
- Zhang Zhilei vs. Jerry Forrest; Heavy weights
- Diego Pacheco vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr .; Super middleweight
- Marc Castro versus Raul Corona; Light junior
- Aaron Aponte vs. Harry Gigliotti; Junior welterweight
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Lester Brown; Junior welterweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes; Super middleweight
Canelo Alvarez recording and biography
Born: July 18, 1990
Reach: 70.5 inch
Total fights: 57
Record: 54-1-2 with 36 KOs
Recording and biography of Avni Yildirim
Born: Aug 5, 1991
Reach: 70 inch
Total fights: 23
Record: 21-2 with 12 KOs