Sports Canelo Alvarez thoroughly outclasses Avni Yildirim, makes him quit on the stool

08:35  28 february  2021
08:35  28 february  2021 Source:   dazn.com

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Alvarez made it look easy on Saturday night in Miami when he forced Yildirim to quit on his stool after Round 3. Needing to clear the hurdle that was mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim on Saturday in order to begin an ambitious 2021 plan to unify all four super middleweight world titles, unified champion Canelo Alvarez looked every bit of the audaciously large betting favorite he was coming in.

By Matt Lieberman: Canelo Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) made easy work of Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday night with a clinical third-round knockout victory in defense of his WBA/WBC super middleweight titles on DAZN in front of a small crowd at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Yeah, this reflects on the WBC for them making him their mandatory despite him coming off a loss. It also stains Canelo in the process because he wanted this fight, and it made him look bad it wasn’t remotely competitive. You name it, Canelo was landing it. He had free reign to throw anything in the

Canelo Alvarez's goal is to become the undisputed super middleweight champion. He had the chance to continue the journey Saturday night against Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami with his WBA (super) and WBC titles at stake.

Alvarez showed why there are levels to boxing as he put on a master class, making the mandatory challenger quit on his stool in between the third and fourth round to retain his belts. DAZN News had the fight scored 30-26 for Alvarez at the time of the stoppage.

"I come here to do my job," Alvarez said in his DAZN post-fight interview through an interpreter. "I come to win, and I come to make history. I feel strong, fast, and comfortable (at 168). I'll fight anyone. I always fight the best. It doesn't matter. I had to fight against Yildirim to unify 168."

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CANELO ALVAREZ returns tonight as the Mexican star defends his super-middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim . Before a potentially HUGE unification clash against Billy Joe Saunders this summer, Canelo must turn on the style and the W this evening in Miami. There's a packed card on the way from Miami, with Julio Cesar Martinez and McWilliams Arroyo going for the WBC world flyweight title. We'll be with you every step of the way, with the main event getting going around 4am GMT. Get that coffee ready and strap in for a classic Stateside fight night.

Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán (American Spanish: [saˈul ˈalβaɾes]; born 18 July 1990), better known as " Canelo " Álvarez

Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) let Yildirim know right away it wasn't going to be his night when he sent him back with a left hand in the first punch of the fight. From there, school was in session.

The 30-year-old did a little bit of everything. He pounded Yilidirim's body with one thunderous left hook after another. He would throw combinations, starting with a short right uppercut and punctuate the sequence with another left hook to the body or a vicious uppercut.

The end was near in the third round when Alvarez connected on a left jab followed by a laser straight right hand, which sent the Turkish challenger to the canvas. Alvarez tried to put him away, but Yildirim somehow survived. Walking back to his corner, one could sense the spirit was taken out of him. Yildirim's head trainer Joel Diaz kept screaming at him to do something besides standing there and being a punching bag, or he would stop the fight after the fourth round if he didn't show him. Yildirim, looking dejected, didn't respond. He also didn't make it to the fourth round. When Alvarez stood up in his corner, waiting for the round to begin, Yildirim told Diaz and his corner that he didn't want to continue.

Since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013, Alvarez is 13-0-1 with seven wins via stoppage.

What's next for boxing's pound-for-pound king?

After the fight, it was announced that Alvarez would face WBO titlist Billy Joe Saunders on May 8 in a 168-pound title unification bout.

Here is what happened at Canelo vs. Yildirim.

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