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Canelo smashes Yildirim; will wrestle Saunders subsequent

James Dielhenn

Senior Boxing Journalist @JamesDielhenn

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez battered Avni Yildirim and compelled him to retire after the third spherical; Mexico’s WBA and WBC colossal-middleweight champion will subsequent wrestle WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders on Could 8

Closing Up to this point: 28/02/21 8: 18pm

Canelo beat Yildirim in three rounds

Canelo beat Yildirim in three rounds

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez location up a world title unification wrestle in opposition to Billy Joe Saunders after a quickfire stoppage cling in opposition to Avni Yildirim on Saturday night.

Canelo will meet Britain’s undefeated Saunders on Could 8 with the WBA, WBC and WBO colossal-middleweight championships on the line.

A straightforward third-spherical stoppage of his foremost challenger Yildirim, in front of 12,000 fans on the dwelling of the Miami Dolphins, location up the different for Canelo to extra cement his situation because the field’s #1 pound-for-pound boxer.

Canelo battered Yildirim for the entirety of the fight

Canelo battered Yildirim for the entirety of the wrestle

Canelo floored Yildirim in the third round

Canelo floored Yildirim in the third spherical

Saunders has a foremost likelihood to discontinuance Canelo’s fine invent by doing what Callum Smith, previously the unbeaten WBA champion, did now not obtain in December.

Saunders’ WBO belt is the subsequent purpose for Canelo, who plans to develop into undisputed colossal-middleweight champion (Caleb Plant’s IBF belt is the final purpose and have to mute yet happen sooner than the discontinuance of the year).

The 55th victory of the Mexican’s career to tee up the wrestle with Saunders may per chance maybe scarcely bear been simpler.

Yildirim became once knocked to the canvas in the third spherical then retired on his stool.

Yildirim barely landed a punch on Canelo

Yildirim barely landed a punch on Canelo

Canelo aims to become undisputed super-middleweight champion

Canelo targets to develop into undisputed colossal-middleweight champion

He barely landed a punch in opposition to the intense Canelo whose totally defeat in an elite career came in opposition to Floyd Mayweather in 2014.

Canelo battered Yildirim with body shots except a stiff lawful hand despatched him to the floor and, when the challenger went again to his nook after three rounds, he never emerged again.

Four-weight world champion Canelo will flip his attention to 1 other mercurial turnaround in opposition to Saunders in Could, a wrestle that became once originally location for 2020.

Canelo has already beaten six Brits – Matthew Hatton, Ryan Rhodes, Amir Khan, Liam Smith, Rocky Fielding and Callum Smith – but Saunders represents a varied take a look at as an undefeated southpaw.

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