VS
Feb 27 2021
Saturday

Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States

12 round contest @ Super Middleweight
54-1-2
TKO 3
RTD 3
21-2-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Super Middleweight Championship
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Championship
The Ring Super Middleweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
29
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOUDTKOSD
Form
TDMDTKOUDTKO
54
Wins
21
36
By KO
12
67
KO%
57
1
Loses
2
2
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2014

Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight

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The Ring
-
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WBA
9
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WBC
2
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim report


Who won Canelo vs Yildirim?

Canelo Alvarez beat Avni Yildirim by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday, February 27th, 2021, at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.

The scorecards were announced in favor of winner Canelo Alvarez.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 kg).

This contest was for the unified super middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBA, and The Ring belts on the line.

Also on the undercard Zhilei Zhang was victorious over Jerry Forrest, and McWilliams Arroyo beat Abraham Rodriguez for the WBC Interim World Flyweight belt.

Canelo vs Yildirim stats

Back in February 2021, Canelo Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 54 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws, 36 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Avni Yildirim made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Canelo had a slight advantage in power over Yildirim, with a 67% knockout percentage compared to Yildirim's 57%.

Canelo Alvarez was the older man by 1 year, at 30 years old.

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

Both Canelo Alvarez and Avni Yildirim fought out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Yildirim, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 351 more professional rounds, totaling 496 compared to Yildirim's 145.

Avni Yildirim was ranked number 9 by the WBA, and 2 by the WBC in the 168lb division.

Canelo vs Yildirim form

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

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

Prior to that, he had won against Sergey Kovalev on November 2, 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 beaten Daniel Jacobs on May 4, 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 December 15, 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 September 15, 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 had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

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

Prior to that, he had defeated Lolenga Mock on September 15, 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 October 7, 2017, by knockout in the 3rd round at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart.

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

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

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Canelo Alvarez had been fighting more than Avni Yildirim.

Going into this contest, Canelo Alvarez had last fought 2 months and 8 days ago, while Avni Yildirim's last outing had been 2 years and 4 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 12 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

Yildirim's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

What time did Canelo vs Yildirim start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Canelo vs Yildirim?

The DAZN show began at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card started at 12:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Canelo vs Yildirim?

Canelo Alvarez was a 1/50 (-5000) favorite going into the contest, while Avni Yildirim made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.

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Saul Canelo

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