UPDATE!: WBA/WBC SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES ARE ON THE LINE! CANELO ALVAREZ-BOXING’S BEST, TAKES ON AVNI YILDIRIM ON SATURDAY, FEB 27, 2021 @HARD ROCK STADIUM IN MIAMI GARDENS, FL. LIVE ON DAZN FOR MATCHROOM
In the eyes of many boxing fans, the number 1 fighter, pound for pound best in the world is unified super middleweight champion from Mexico, Canelo Alvarez. He last fought in Dec 2020, when he won by decision over Callum Smith to unify the super middleweight title.
There will be only a short wait for his next fight. On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Canelo takes on Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. Canelo sports a record of 54-1-2, 36 KOs, while Yildirim boasts an impressive record of 21-2, 12 KOs. Hard Rock Stadium is the home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, who enjoyed an average home crowd of around 12,000 fans per game. Canelo’s last fight was in front of 11,400, in Texas, but new restrictions due to the surge in Covid cases has reduced the allowed number of fans n the stadium.
Canelo will be fighting in the 1st phase of hs Master Plan to unify all of the Super Middleweight titles: if he wins this fight, he’ll next fight WBO champ Billy Joe Saunders. He’ll likely fight to unify all the belts at year’s end pending the results of IBF champ Caleb Plant’s battle for his his title Jan 30 vs. Caleb Truax.