DAZN, the global sports streaming service, concludes a month featuring no less than six big cards of live boxing with the sport's biggest star making his first defence of his super-middleweight titles.
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez faces off with mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim to finish a tremendous run of events on DAZN including Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara, David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly, JoJo Diaz Jr. vs. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, Joseph Parker vs. Junior Fa and more.
Canelo, the current WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring champ at 168lb, could be on course to unify the division as long as he doesn't slip up against his Turkish adversary at the end of the month.
Here's everything you need to know about the pound-for-pound superstar's latest in-ring outing.
Canelo vs. Yildirim fight date, start time
- Date : Saturday, February 27
- Time : 1 a.m. GMT/8 p.m. EST
- Main event (approx): 4 a.m. GMT/11 p.m. EST
The Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim fight card takes place on Saturday, Feb. 27 and kicks off at 20:00 local time on the US East coast, or 1am Sunday morning in the UK on Greenwich Mean Time. Main event ringwalks, as always, depend on how long the undercard runs, but the ballpark estimate is around 11pm EST/4am GMT.
Can I watch Canelo vs. Yildirim on DAZN?
The Feb. 27 card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here for just $19.99 for one month (or $8.33 per month if you purchase a one-year subscription for $99.99).
Fight fans in the US can instead order the fight on pay-per-view, if they wish, for a fee of $49.99. However not only will you save money with DAZN but you'll get access to five other live boxing cards in February plus a whole lot more.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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How do I watch Canelo vs. Yildirim on cable?
Select major cable providers are offering the fight at a PPV price of $49.99, which also includes a gift code that provides access to DAZN through April 30, 2021. The providers include:
- Optimum / Altice
- And many more
You can redeem your code at dazn.com/canelo. (Must be redeemed by March 31, 2021)
Where is the Canelo vs. Yildirim fight?
The event will be staged at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The venue will be fully compliant with the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
- Nationality : Mexican
- Born : 18 July 1990
- Height : 5'9"
- Reach : 70 1/2"
- Total fights : 57
- Record : 54-1-2 (36 KOs)
Avni Yildirim record and bio
- Nationality : Turkish
- Born : 5 August 1991
- Height : 5'11 1/2"
- Reach : 70"
- Total fights : 23
- Record : 21-2 (12 KOs)
Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim odds
- Canelo: -5000
- Yildirim: +1200
- Draw: +3300
(All odds via BetMGM)
BetMGM unsurprisingly has Canelo as the overwhelming favorite to win. As of Thursday, he comes in at -5000. That means you'd need to bet $5000 just to win $100. Meanwhile Yildirim is available at +1200, which means you'll take home $1200 if you bet $100 and he pulls off the upset.
Canelo has only ever been defeated as a professional by the legendary Floyd Mayweather, a result that took place way back in 2013. The Mexican is now at his physical peak and arguably his optimal weight class, and although Yildirim has earned a fair title shot, his resume isn't particularly dazzling and his two career losses came in his two most challenging encounters to date.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim predictions
DAZN News pick: Canelo Alvarez by KO/TKO
More Alvarez vs. Yildirim odds
Will the fight go the distance?
- Yes: +700
- No: -1600
Method of victory
- Canelo by KO/TKO/DQ: -1600
- Canelo by decision : +800
- Yildirim by KO/TKO/DQ or submission: +3300
- Yildirim by decision: +1800
Canelo vs. Yildirim card in full
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yilidirim, 12 rounds, for Alvarez's WBC and WBA super middleweight titles
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo, 12 rounds, for Martinez's WBC flyweight title
- Zhilei Zhang vs. Jerry Forrest, 10 rounds at heavyweight
- Diego Pacheco vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr., 8 rounds at super middleweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes, 6 rounds at super middleweight
- Alexis Eduardo Molina vs. TBA, 6 rounds at featherweight
- Marc Castro vs. Lester Brown, 4 rounds at junior lightweight
- Aaron Aponte vs. Harry Gigliotti, 4 rounds at junior welterweight
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Lester Brown, 4 rounds at lightweight