Feb 27 2021
Saturday

Hard Rock Stadium, Florida, United States

12 rounds 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

32
Age
31
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
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim report

Who won Canelo vs Yildirim?

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

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Saul ‘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 & 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

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped 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 made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.

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

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.

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

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & 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 315 more professional rounds, 460 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 beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest 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 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 won against 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 defeated Marco Antonio Periban on 13th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Teatro Palcco, Jalisco, Mexico.

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

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 25 days ago, while Avni Yildirim's last outing had been 3 years, 9 months and 6 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Yildirim's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 26 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 is expected to begin at 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 12:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Canelo vs Yildirim?

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

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