Canelo Alvarez managed to claim knockout victory against mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim. Alvarez needed only 3 rounds for that.
Yildirim’s corner threw in the towel at the end of the third round, and Alvarez picked up a TKO victory to retain his WBC and WBA super middleweight belts Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
— Andres Mata (@andresxmata) February 28, 2021
After the fight, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn confirmed that Alvarez will face WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders in a unification bout on May 8 at a location to be determined.
“I wanted to have a great fight here,” Alvarez told the crowd, which was capped at 15,000 because of COVID-19 restrictions. “I needed to knock [him] out, and that’s what I did. That’s what I had to do.”
— BroBible (@BroBible) February 28, 2021
“I want to make history,” Alvarez said in the postfight interview. “I want to be one of the best in the world.”
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