Canelo vs. Yidrim February 27 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
Mexican superstar and unified world champion Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez (54-1-2 36 KOs) of Guadalajara makes his quick return to the ring as he will defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles against Avni Yidirim (21-2 12 KOs) on Saturday February 27 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, live on DAZN.
“Avni Yildirim is a good boxer and I know we will put on an exciting fight,” said Canelo. “I’m very glad that we are able to bring this event to Miami, a short distance from where my hero, Muhammad Ali, trained. February 27 will be a great night for the sport.”
“On February 27, we take the next step in our journey to unify the Super-Middleweight division,” said Eddy Reynoso, Sport and Talent director at Canelo Promotions and Canelo’s trainer. “We will be facing our WBC mandatory opponent, Avni YildirIm. We are very happy with the alliance we have with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom to put on this bout together, especially in a new venue for us.”
“I am honored as a mandatory to fight again for the big green belt - thank you to everyone who is involved,” said Yildirim. “I always give my all – and everybody should be ready to see a war. I am coming to make my country proud – I am representing the whole of Turkey.