One of the biggest stars in boxing is set to enter 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 defeated Callum Smith less than three months ago. Yildirim, meanwhile, last fought in February 2019 when he lost to Anthony Dirrell via technical split decision.
Will Canelo continue his run of dominance as expected? Or can Yildirim pull off a major upset?
Here’s everything you need to know about watching Canelo vs. Yildirim.
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What time does Canelo vs. Yildirim start?
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 27
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
- Main event: 10 p.m. ET (approx.)
The main card is set to begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Canelo and Yildirim are expected to make their ring walks around 10 p.m. ET depending on how long the earlier fights last.
All fights will be held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Attendance will be limited in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim card
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim for Alvarez’s WBC/WBA Super Middleweight titles
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo for Martinez’s WBC flyweight title
- Zhang Zhilei vs. Jerry Forrest; Heavyweight
- Diego Pacheco vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr.; Super Middleweight
- Marc Castro vs. Raul Corona; Junior Lightweight
- Aaron Aponte vs. Harry Gigliotti; Junior Welterweight
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Lester Brown; Junior Welterweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes; Super Middleweight
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
Born: July 18, 1990
Reach: 70.5 inches
Total fights: 57
Record: 54-1-2 with 36 knockouts
Avni Yildirim record and bio
Born: August 5, 1991
Reach: 70 inches
Total fights: 23
Record: 21-2 with 12 knockouts