Canelo Alvarez (55-1-2, 36 KOs) was the main favorite in his title fight against Avni Yildirim (21-) 3, 12 KOs) on Saturday, and he proved it and his challenger from Istanbul defeated in three rounds at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida

From Associated Press

Canelo Alvarez beat Avni Yildirim and retained his super middleweight title with a technical knockout after Yildirim failed to answer the fourth round bell on Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida

Alvarez from Mexico dropped the Turkish challenger on his head in the middle of the third round with a left-right combination. Alvarez followed up with additional combinations and put Yildirim on the ropes. Yildirim survived the round but took enough punishment that forced his trainer Joel Diaz to end the fight

With the win, Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) successfully defended his belts of the World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Association

“I came and did what I had to do,” said Alvarez. “I had to win by knockout and did it”

The fight was the culmination of the first boxing event at the 34-year-old Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins

In a methodical first round, Alvarez set the pace early on, with his left thrusts to the left to the head and to the left and right to the body

Alvarez landed uppercuts and continued to score combinations with the body in the second game. Yildirim (21-3) seldom threw punches and the few he did, Alvarez blocked or dropped his shots Alvarez stayed within striking distance and increased his performance but also effective from a distance and connected to a flush meter directly on the head

“It doesn’t matter if he’s stronger or taller,” Alvarez said of Yildirim, who started his light heavyweight career before moving to the 168-pound class, “It doesn’t matter if he has a good coach I’ve come to do my job ”

Saturday’s fight marked the first of Alvarez’s hopes for a busy year of unification struggles Alvarez said there had been preliminary talks in May for a fight with World Boxing Organization defending champion Billy Joe Saunders Caleb Plant holds the fourth sanction body belt

Inactive since Feb In 2019, Yildirim landed the match against Alvarez after the WBC named him a mandatory challenger

Previously, Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo won a second-rate flyweight world title with a fifth-round technical knockout against late successor Abraham Rodriguez Arroyo was originally intended to challenge WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez, but Martinez retired Back from fight Thursday with a hand injury

By Manouk Akopyan

Canelo Alvarez starts the round with a hard left hook that is partially blocked but still lands and deals damage, causing Avni Yildirim to trip a little

Alvarez soon sits down on his shots and follows him with a hard and straight left-right combo that drops Yildirim on his bum

Yildirim laughs at the rainfall, but he is clearly injured. Yildirim survives the round. Coach Joel Diaz threatens to end the fight if Yildirim shows him nothing. Seconds later, the fight is broken off when Yildirim does not get up from his chair

It was an anti-climactic ending for Alvarez, but it was the ending everyone expected as Alvarez emerged victorious in a busy battle

Next up for Alvarez is a showdown on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo on Aug. May against WBO Champion Billy Joe Saunders as WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Champion Alvarez wants to further unify the super middleweight division

Canelo Alvarez landed a total of 67 strokes in nine minutes against Avni Yildirim, who scored only eleven hits in return #CaneloYildirim

By Manouk Akopyan

Canelo Alvarez starts the second round heavily with vicious overcuts, followed by bumps and knocking left hooks on the liver Alvarez ‘timing, patience and strength are impeccable so far

Avni Yildirim appears to be a helpless and stationary target for Alvarez, who at this point is essentially participating in high-stakes targeting practice

Yildirim doesn’t answer at all. He might as well be a heavy bag with legs

By Manouk Akopyan

Canelo Alvarez’s epic seven-minute ring walk from pop artist J Balvin ends and he reveals his Miami Vice-inspired pinks on his swimwear and gloves

Alvarez lands the first big punch of the night, a left hook on Avni Yildirim’s head, and he later follows the body Alvarez throws and lands just enough to easily win the round

Yildirim has to make a perfect game to beat Alavrez Let’s see if he pitchs after a slow start

From Times staff

The Canelo Alvarez vs. The fight with Avni Yildirim is about to start. Alvarez makes his way to the ring at Hard Rock Stadium while Yildirim patiently waits for him

Those responsible for the matchroom boxing informed the Times on Friday that the ring run for the main event is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. PT

By Manouk Akopyan

Canelo Alvarez ‘stable mate in the WBC flyweight championship, Julio Cesar Martinez, suffered a hand injury and had to withdraw from his title defense on Thursday Abraham Rodriguez (27-3, 13 KOs) stepped in as a replacement for the 11th Hour at McWilliams Arroyo (21-4, 16 KOs) in the co-main event attraction

Two-time title challenger Arroyo turned out to be ready for his crowning moment, scoring a knockdown on round four and a stop on round five in a one-sided affair

Arroyo was clearly the stronger, more dominant fighter, landing a total of 100 punches and absorbing only 28 in return from his late-replaced opponent

In the corner of Rodriguez, their fighter took enough damage in the fifth and stopped the fight before the 26-year-old was irreparably broken

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By Manouk Akopyan

Zhilei Zhang (22-0-1, 17 KOs) knocked down Jerry Forrest (26-4-1, 20 KOs) in the first three rounds and knocked him down once in each verse, but the Chinese heavyweight couldn’t keep up with the show Quit style so the American could make a comeback towards the end of the game, making it a competitive matter and ultimately a split tie decision

The toe-to-toe affair ended with one judge giving Forrest a ruling between 95 and 93 while the other two judges had a ruling between 93 and 93

37-year-old Zhang, 2008 Olympic silver medalist and 2012 Olympic gold medalist, got off to a strong start but was eventually gassed when 32-year-old Forrest started the rally Zhang suffered a cut over his right eyebrow when he was tired and in the eighth round bent his head forward

By the tenth and final round, Zhang seemed withered and ready to go out as Forrest fought his way to win the round, rocking his opponent multiple times

Zhang’s body language was that of a beaten fighter in the last few seconds as he turned his back to Forrest and desperately held his hands to his head for protection

Forrest seemed proud of his accomplishments, doing a backflip after the final bell and partying as soon as the split draw was announced

By Manouk Akopyan

South Beach isn’t currently known for hosting shows featuring the sweet science, but Canelo Alvarez is trying to test a new market in the Sunshine State after a homecoming battle in Mexico fails due to the pandemic

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, home of the NFL’s Dolphins, will open on Jan.000 fans scaled to watch Alvarez defend his 168-pound title against Avni Yildirim

In Miami on 11 One of the most exciting fights in boxing history was held November 12, 1982 at the Aaron Bowl with Aaron Pryor and Alexis Arguello

No matter how Alvarez’s fight ends, the most prolific boxing feat in Miami history will belong to a 22-year-old boxing star named Cassius Clay, who first won the heavyweight title by getting Sonny Liston to quit on his Stool

The career defining moment took place at the Miami Beach Convention Hall on February 25, 1964, and it was inspired by the post-fight events of Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown spending a night in a Miami motel room for Oscar winner Regina King’s first outing as a director in the Amazon movie “One Night in Miami,” which was released earlier this year

By Manouk Akopyan

It may be strange to say something about a fighter who never really climbed, but Yildirim looks shot since a devastating third-round knockout loss to Chris Eubank JrHe looked a step slower Not that he had much of a chance. Yildirim is too slow and technically not refined to put Alvarez out of circulation, nor does he have the power to stop him. He’s also over two years off removed his last fight, which was a loss I don’t mind if I’m busy fighting, but I would have liked this to be done on a channel that more people could access, Alvarez can stop him whenever he wants but I suspect he’ll let Yildirim stay a couple of rounds Alvarez by knocking out in the fourth round

Avni Yildirim could be the weakest opponent in Canelo Alvarez’s four-way fight plan for 2021. He has questionable power and very few arguments against Canelo’s speed and technique.Although he is taller and taller than the Mexican fighter, Yildirim has not been in nearly two years fought and the last time he won a fight was in late 2018, Alvarez may not be the “best pound for pound” but he is one of the best boxers in the world and he should take care of this opponent quickly, just like Chris Eubank Jr tat in 2017 Yildirim gets caught with power shots that could end the bout prematurely On the other hand, Alvarez has been obsessed with defensive work in his past few bouts and when he’s comfortable enough he will turn that bout into a sparring session that occurs in the late rounds Should end In any case, there is very little room for a surprise

The question is not if Saul Alvarez will win the fight against Avni Yildirim, but when and how long it will take Canelo is by far a more advanced, stronger and faster fighter, Yildirim has fought some great battles, he is a racket and has some resistance to punches, but that won’t be enough against the fourweight champion Yildirim might have an idea how Canelo moves after the two of them played against each other in 2018, but even that won’t be enough for Yildirim The Mexican will get it in win the fifth round of KO or TKO

By Manouk Akopyan

The promising phenomenon Marc Castro (2-0, 2 KOs) from Fresno beat the MMA fighter boxer John Moraga (1-3, 1 KO) on one side and dropped Moraga seven seconds before the end of the fight. He then dominated Moraga 59-9 before dropping him twice more in the second round to make it to the round of 16

Perhaps Moraga is better suited for the cage, where he has a 19-7 MMA record and 14 UFC appearances

South Central L.EINDiego Pacheco (11-0, 8 KOs) continued to make good progress by beating Rodolfo Gomez Jr (14-4-1, 10 KOs) in a super middleweight affair

The cagey Gomez, who had never been stopped in his career, turned out to be a formidable enemy, but Pacheco was reasonably better with his strength and technique

The fight lasted the entire eight rounds, the longest fight in the career of the almost 20-year-old Pacheco

By Manouk Akopyan

Find out about some of the key storylines before the Canelo vs. Alvarez Avni Yildirim will fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Saturday

By Manouk Akopyan

Ever wanted to ask some questions while watching others get drunk?

Fidel Martinez, Times Commitment Editor and Editor of the Latinx Files Newsletter, will moderate a live chat before and during Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim Fight Live chat begins at 6:30 PM PST

The Times sports columnist Dylan Hernandez and special guests Roberto José Andrade Franco and Albert Perez will be part of the combative-centric panel

The group will talk about the current state of boxing and answer questions from the audience via Twitter

By Manouk Akopyan

Notable victories: Callum Smith, Sergey Kovalev, Daniel Jacobs, Rocky Fielding, Gennady Golovkin (also a draw), Julio César Chávez JrLiam Smith, Amir Khan, Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara, Alfredo Angulo, Austin Forelle, Josesito López, Shane Mosley, Kermit Cintrón and Matthew Hatton

By Manouk Akopyan

Keyshawn Davis was considered the crème de la crème for the United States Olympic boxing team at the 2020 Summer Olympics

But with the pandemic derailing its amateur plans, the touted prospect recently signed a deal with Eddie Hearns Matchroom Boxing and decided to turn pro rather than let his plans for gold play out in Tokyo this summer

Davis promptly made his professional debut on Saturday night, knocking out Lester Brown in the second round

Based in Norfolk, Virginia, Davis was a 2017 National Golden Glove Champion and is a standout American for keeping an eye on progress

In another action, Alexis Espino (7-0, 5 KOs) rocked from the super middleweight division and stopped Ashton Sykes (5-4, 1 KO) in a round of 16

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Aaron Aponte (2: 0, 1 KO) scored a knockdown in the fourth round and a slightly unanimous win over Harry Gigliotti (6: 2, 3 KO)

By Manouk Akopyan

Don’t be too tough on yourself when you’re with the 29-year-old Turkish fighter nicknamed “Mr Robot “because Yildirim’s résumé missed a significant victory and this is only the third time he’s been fighting in the US

The seven-year-old professional is training in Indio, California with esteemed trainer Joel Diaz, and they’ll be working together for the first time to deconstruct the pound for pound great Canelo Alvarez

Yildirim (21-2, 12 Ko) is a former Alvarez sparring partner and helped the Mexican star prepare for his rematch with Gennady Golovkin in 2018 At the time, Yildirim had just had Jose Antonio Rodriguez Silvencia, owner of a 3- 31-3 records, turned off

Alvarez will now try to escape all conditions of a trap fight of his choice instead of clearing a title and getting a total of 500Save $ 000 in sanction fees

Yildirim fell short both times when he was promoted in class. He suffered his first career loss to Chris Eubank Jr in a third round knockout in 2017 in his last fight in April 2019 against the then WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell, Yildirim made a technical decision in the 10th Round fall after Dirrell was injured over the eye in a head fight in the seventh round

At the time of the interruption, Dirrell was on two cards between 96 and 94 and Yildirim on the other between 98 and 92

Yildirim’s performance against Dirrell – and eventual patience with sanctioning body semantics – was strong enough to have him firmly established as a mandatory challenger by the WBC

Think of Yildirim as being in the right place at the right time because Alvarez just picked up the vacant WBC belt in December when he defeated Callum Smith.The belt was vacated by David Benavidez after falling into an August bout had lost weight It was previously won when Benavidez defeated Dirrell after fighting Yildirim

Yildirim promises that after a nearly two-year layoff, he won’t just show up to pick up a paycheck

“I always give it my all – and everyone should be ready to see a war,” said Yildirim. “He’s a great champion, everyone knows that I’m ready for the world title for the big chance It’s my time for Saturday all showtime ”

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Alvarez ‘enemies must catch lightning in a bottle in order to strike it

Yildirim, who was born in Istanbul, seems at least by definition the man for the job

By Manouk Akopyan

Canelo Alvarez is listed as a -5000 favorite in most regulated US Sports betting, while Yildirim is an underdog of 1400

For added context, Yildirim will be a heavier underdog than Buster Douglas when he defeated 42-to-1 favorite Mike Tyson in 1990

Johnny Avello, director of racing and sports operations at DraftKings, told The Times he wasn’t expecting a competitive game and that betting the actual round the fight ends might be the best way for a player to focus on one Take action

“Canelo is such a high price and that is the fear of the weather,” Avello said. “There is no value in betting on Canelo. You have to raise too much money to win a small amount I expect the People bet on the props and the rounds We got it at 4 ½ rounds Canelo looks pretty safe, doesn’t it? “

Fascinating bet on tomorrow’s fight: 110$ 000 for Canelo Alvarez (-4000) on February 3, in Nevada with @WilliamHillUS A Canelo win over Avni Yildirim would result in a net profit of 2750 USD for the weather guide

If you really have a gambling itch that needs to be scratched, you might consider making a futures bet that Alvarez will fight and take out Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy before the Kazakh knockout artist retires

By Manouk Akopyan

From time to time, star boxers are served snacks to quench their fighting appetite, and for Canelo Alvarez, Saturday’s fixation consists of a Turkish delight in the unannounced Avni Yildirim

Alvarez is set to devour the mandatory Middle Eastern challenger with a power unknown to mankind to defend his 168-pound WBC title against Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on DAZN and pay-per-view

These are the expectations if you are the pound-for-pound kingpin of the sport and a 50-to-1 favorite against a stationary fighter with no defense

A win by Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 Ko) is uniformly viewed as a formality towards a former sparring partner who helped him prepare for the fight against Gennady Golovkin in a 2018 rematch

Beating Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs) isn’t a trademark, but boxing’s greatest superstar has history in his sights as he nears super-middleweight supremacy

Alvarez holds the WBA and Ring Magazine titles in addition to the WBC belt and plans to clean up the division by the end of the year with battles against WBO title list Billy Joe Saunders and IBF Champion Caleb Plant

If he succeeds in the fight, he will be the first Mexican to be the undisputed super middleweight champion in boxing history

“It’s important to me and [coach and manager Eddy Reynoso] because very few people have managed to become undisputed champions,” Alvarez said, “and that’s a short-term goal for us to all titles at 168 pounds to win … Eddy and I always wanted the best And we want to keep making history It’s very important to me to leave a legacy in this sport and that’s why we do this To keep making history and when people talk about boxing, they always remember to me ”

Alvarez is fighting for the second time in 70 days after sitting for 13 months because of the global pandemic and a legal spat and eventual divorce from Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. Alvarez defeated Callum Smith in December

The immense activity Alvarez alluded to echoes that of De La Hoya, who has been the last to fight pound for pound as many times as his previous understudy intended when he set a 5-0 record in 1997 graduated

With Alvarez now piloting his own ship, he has decided to dock in South Florida to wage a fight that will see him make up for seemingly lost purses

“I respect all fighters I respect the challenger who is just ahead of me,” Alvarez said. “I know he’s a strong fighter I know he has a lot of tools I have the same mentality I’m trying to do my job and I’m trying to make history ”

By Manouk Akopyan

If you are not in the 15th000 fans who bought tickets for Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim Fighting at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FloridaWe would like to advise you of alternative options to take advantage of your combative programming

The fight can be streamed on DAZN.A monthly subscription in the US is $ 1999 while an annual plan is $ 9999

The event can also be purchased via pay-per-view for 49 US dollars. As part of the transaction, customers will receive a voucher code for a four-month DAZN subscription

Coverage begins at 4 p.m. PST and the ring walks for the main event begin at 7:35 p.m. PT

It is the second time this month that Florida has hosted a major sporting event, with the Super Bowl LV from Aug.000 fans is visited

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Canelo Alvarez (55-1-2, 36 KOs) defeated Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) in the third round of their super middleweight title bout on Saturday night. Here is a recap of the fight

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