Canelo vs Yildirim

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  • Canelo vs Yildirim
  • 54-1-2 21-2-0
  • Potential : Saturday 27th February 2021
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • WBC World Super Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Super Middleweight
  • MD 12TKO 3UD 12TKO 11UD 12 < form KO 1UD 12KO 3MD 12TD 10 <
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  • 30 age 29
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 5' 11" / 180cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 70.1" / 178cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 54 wins 21
  • 36 by ko 12
  • 67% Ko% 57%
  • 1 Losses 2
  • 0 Stopped 1
  • 2 draws 0
  • 2005 Debut 2014
  • 414 Pro rds 132
  • current rankings @ Super Middleweight
  • The Ring
  • WBA
  • WBC 2
  • WBO
  • IBF

Canelo vs Yildirim Info

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could square off against Avni Yildirim in Saturday 27th February 2021 in Guadalajara.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

The contest would be for the WBC super middleweight championship of the world.

Canelo would be defending The Ring Super Middleweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Callum Smith in December 2020. He has held this belt for 1 month and 2 days.

He would be defending WBC World Super Middleweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Callum Smith in December 2020. He has held this title for 1 month and 2 days.

Also, on the line would be his WBA Super World Super Middleweight Championship defence for the first time. He won this belt against Callum Smith in December 2020. He has been recognised as this champion for 1 month and 2 days.

Canelo vs Yildirim stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 54 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Avni Yildirim would make his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins and 2 loses, with 12 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Canelo would have a slight advantage in power over Yildirim, with a 67% knock out percentage over Yildirim's 57%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.

Yildirim has a height advantage of 2 inches over Canelo. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Avni Yildirim fight out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Yildirim, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 282 more professional rounds, 414 to Yildirim's 132.

Avni Yildirim is currently ranked number 2 by the WBC in the 168lb division.

Canelo vs Yildirim form

Canelo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had won against Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Yildirim has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Anthony Dirrell on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Lolenga Mock on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Chris Eubank Jr on 7th October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart.

Before that, he had beat Marco Antonio Periban on 13th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Teatro Palcco, Jalisco, Mexico.

He had won against Aliaksandr Sushchyts on 18th February 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Teatro Principe, Milan, Italy.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Avni Yildirim has been fighting more than Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 1 month and 2 days ago, while Avni Yildirim's last outing was 1 year 10 months and 29 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 3 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

Yildirim's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

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