Canelo Alvarez returns to fight on Saturday for the second time in 70 days when he puts his WBA (Super) and WBC super-middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, live and exclusively on DAZN in over 200 territories worldwide (excluding Mexico).
On Dec. 19 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Alvarez dominated Callum Smith to win via unanimous decision to capture the WBA (Super) and WBC belts. But the caveat of the WBC strap being on the line was it had to be defended within 90 days versus Yildirim. Alvarez had no problem with that as he wants to be active since he only stepped into the ring one time in 2020 and wants to become the undisputed champion at 168 pounds.
Yildirim, 29, competes for the first time in two years after losing a controversial technical decision to Anthony Dirrell in February 2019. Dirrell suffered a cut due to an accidental headbutt in the tenth round, and the contest was stopped. Yildirim ended up being up on one scorecard, but that wasn't enough to win.
Will Alvarez blow through Yilidirim as many boxing pundits expect, or will the native of Turkey pull off the upset? Here are all the details on how to live stream Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim.
What time is Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim?
- Coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET
- Main Event approx. 10 p.m. ET
The Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim main card launches at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night, with the challenger and champion expected to make their ring walks at approximately 10 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the earlier fights.
How to live stream Canelo vs. Yildirim
The card will stream live on DAZN in upwards of 200 countries and territories (excluding Mexic, where it will be shown on TV Azteca)). The global sports live streaming platform works with many Internet-connected devices and smart TVs.
Where is the Canelo vs. Yildirim fight happening?
Alvarez will defend his WBA (super) and WBC super middleweight titles against Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami with a limited number fans in attendance due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Alvarez and Yilidrim compete at the venue for the first time.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
Born: July 18, 1990
Reach: 70.5 inches
Total fights: 57
Record: 54-1-2 with 36 knockouts
Avni Yildirim record and bio
Born: August 5, 1991
Reach: 70 inches
Total fights: 23
Record: 21-2 with 12 knockouts
Canelo vs. Yildirim fight card
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim for Alvarez’s WBC/WBA Super Middleweight titles
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo for Martinez’s WBC flyweight title
- Zhang Zhilei vs. Jerry Forrest; Heavyweight
- Diego Pacheco vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr.; Super Middleweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes; Super Middleweight
- Marc Castro vs. Lester Brown; Junior Lightweight
- Aaron Aponte vs. Harry Gigliotti; Junior Welterweight
- Alexis Molina vs. TBA; Featherweight