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Canelo vs. Yildirim results: Alvarez forces Yildirim to prevent after 3; unification with Saunders set aside of abode


As anticipated, this used to be light work for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

The WBA (Fine), WBC and The Ring substantial middleweight champion successfully defended his titles by pounding on Avni Yildirim and forcing his opponent to prevent on the stool after three rounds at Bright Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Saturday evening.

Now or now now not it is on to a unification fight towards WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders on Could 8. 

This used to be a 70-day turnaround for Canelo after his thumping of Callum Smith in December the set aside he claimed the substantial middleweight titles. In expose to retain onto his WBC title, he wanted to face the No. 1 contender in Yildirim. With desires of being the undisputed champion, he fulfilled his duty in a violent sort. 

“I wished the knockout and that is the reason precisely what I did,” Canelo acknowledged.

To advise that it used to be a easy evening for the 30-yr-frail might be selling it short. Canelo came out firing and Yildirim might perchance per chance beget nothing bigger than use leather as he felt the Mexican’s wrath. 

Recognizing that Yildirim had no answers, Canelo went to work and pursued a end to originate up the 2d round. Digging shots to the body, landing uppercuts and wrapping hooks around the gloves, Canelo scored his first knockdown with a correct hand down the center in the third round. It used to guarantee that Yildirim had no probability as Canelo pummeled his opponent. Coach Joel Diaz did now not love what he seen from his fighter and determined to retain Yildirim on the stool for the fourth round.

The anticipated easy victory clears a route for Canelo to extra unify the division.

“I will fight any individual,” he acknowledged. “I at all times fight the best. It is now now not crucial. Right here I am, making historical past. I needed to fight Yildirim in expose to retain my championship.”

And now he’s set aside of abode to face the undefeated Saunders on Cinco De Mayo weekend. 

Right here is the procedure all of it went down. (All instances Eastern.)

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Canelo Alvarez retires Anvi Yildirim after three rounds

Spherical 3 (10: 54 p.m.):  The third round begins the set aside the 2d left off as Canelo many instances lands to the body and drops Yildirim with a straight correct hand. Yildirim is up but getting pulverized. Canelo hunting for the suitable shot to total this. Yildirim manages to dwell to stutter the tale nonetheless or now now not it is glaring that this might perchance furthermore be over soon. 10-8, Canelo (30-26, Canelo)

Spherical 2 (10: 50 p.m.):  Canelo rocks Yildirim with an uppercut and lands a hook. Canelo is correct firing and landing whatever he needs. Right here’s aim practice. Canelo with a liver shot, uppercut and hook. Right here’s abusive. Yildirim is nothing bigger than a heavy web with legs. 10-9, Canelo (20-18, Canelo)

Spherical 1 (10: 45 p.m.):  Canelo opens with a left hook that strikes Yildirim. He is wasting minute time occurring the offensive. Canelo is digging to the body. Yildirim has no answers already. As a fighter known to be aggressive, Canelo has tamed the Turkish warrior. 10-9, Canelo 

10: 34 p.m.:  Canelo is heading to the ring with a performance from pop star J Balvin. Dancers and pyro set aside of abode the stage for boxing’s pound-for-pound king.

10: 30 p.m.: Avni Yildirim has made his procedure to the ring. He says that Canelo has never fought a Turkish warrior sooner than. No longer sure if that will matter nonetheless it sounds factual.  

10: 24 p.m.: We now admire got transform conscious of long waits every time Canelo fights. After over 30 minutes, we’re at remaining on the national anthems. The main event is (at remaining) upon us!

9: 50 p.m.: It is time for the most fundamental event! Canelo Alvarez is determined to defend his WBC, WBA (Fine) and The Ring substantial middleweight titles towards WBC No. 1 contender Avni Yildirim. Few save a query to Yildirim to be a lot of a menace but the relaxation can happen. Aesthetic? 

9: 43 p.m.: McWilliams Arroyo has claimed the interval in-between WBC title with a fifth-round stoppage. Rodriguez merely might perchance per chance now not use the stress and used to be getting pummeled from pillar to put up. Without a that you just have to per chance perchance per chance also mediate of procedure to make a choice out, Rodriguez’s nook stopped the fight to keep their fighter from extra damage. We are going to fetch the Arroyo-Julio Cesar Martinez fight as soon as Martinez heals. 

9: 40 p.m.: As anticipated, this fight used to be one-procedure traffic. It took a minute for Arroyo to resolve out Rodriguez but cranked up the stress in the fourth round to rating his first knockdown. Rodriguez is going to are searching to beget one thing special to keep faraway from getting stopped in the fifth. 

9: 16 p.m.: The co-most fundamental event is up subsequent as McWilliams Arroyo will fight leisurely replacement Abraham Rodriguez for the interval in-between WBC flyweight title. Julio Cesar Martinez broke his hand earlier in the week and Rodriguez flew to Miami on Friday to use his set aside. Arroyo is fully anticipated to make a choice out but Rodriguez have to be commended for stepping up on the remainder minute. 

9: 10 p.m.: The hype put collectively for Zhang Zhilei has been derailed as he finally ends up with a majority draw towards Jerry Forrest despite scoring knockdowns in the first three rounds. But the best man used to be exhausted and allowed Forrest to use over for the 2d half of the fight. A docked point in the ninth round ended up being the variation-maker with one elevate seeing it for Forrest 95-93 and the opposite two judges having it even at 93-93. Zhang will undoubtedly have to trot attend to the technique starting stage and resolve out what went unfriendly. 

9: 07 p.m.:  The fight has undoubtedly grew to remodel around as Zhang has performed subsequent to nothing all the procedure during the 2d half of the fight and misplaced some extent in the ninth round whereas Forrest continues to outwork him. Forrest buzzes Zhang leisurely in the 10th with a mix and has the best man damage. Zhang is stumbling around the ring with Forrest giving fade. Zhang manages to dwell to stutter the tale but might perchance per chance now we admire an upset on our hands?

8: 51 p.m.:  Zhang dropped Forrest once in the first three rounds but Forrest refuses to trot away. He is clearly being outgunned all the procedure through and continues to press forward. As we shut out the sixth round it looks that Zhang is utterly gassed out. Perchance Forrest can mount a comeback?

8: 22 p.m.:  The heavyweights are about to throw hands subsequent with the spacious 6-6 Chinese language monster Zhang Zhilei taking up Jerry Forrest. Can Zhilei web his 23rd victory?

8: 09 p.m.: Smartly, he did now not fetch the knockout but Diego Pacheco improved to 11-0 and went eight rounds for the first time in his profession with a unanimous resolution victory. Pacheco controlled a lot of the action and seemed as if it will learn plenty as he begins his climb into title rivalry by going through an opponent who had never been stopped sooner than. It wasn’t easy nonetheless it used to be definitive for Pacheco. 

7: 51 p.m.:  We’re midway during the fight and each are restful factual. Pacheco is forward but Gomez Jr. has absolutely attain to fight. It is Pacheco’s activity in the attend of the jab that used to be performed the job so some distance. Can Gomez resolve out a procedure to mutter this fight around?

7: 30 p.m.: Up subsequent is one other younger rising talent as Diego Pacheco looks to be like to dwell undefeated towards Rodolfo Gomez Jr. Pacheco’s prime advantage might be nullified right here as each are towering at 6’4″ and part a an identical attain. They admire each promised short nights. But who might be on the canvas?

7: 24 p.m.: We’re dwell and it did now not use long for warm prospect Marc Castro to carry out his presence felt. Going through feeble UFC flyweight title challenger John Moraga, Castro made sure there might be no Clay Collard roughly upward push from the feeble MMA fighter as he dropped his opponent three instances in two rounds to fetch the stoppage. Castro dropped Moraga with the first jab he threw and it used to be all downhill from there. A mixture dropped Moraga all some other time in the 2d round and carried out him off with a brief uppercut. Castro improves to 2-0 and or now now not it is glaring that he’ll be bright for a worldwide title in the subsequent 24 months. 

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Canelo vs. Yildirim fight card

  • Canelo Alvarez def. Avni Yildirim through 3rd-round TKO (2: 59).
  • McWilliams Arroyo def. Abraham Rodriguez through Fifth-round TKO (1: 41).
  • Zhang Zhilei and Jerry Forrest fight to a majority draw (93-93, 93-93. 95-93).
  • Diego Pacheco def. Rodolfo Gomez Jr. through unanimous resolution (79-73, 79-73, 79-73).
  • Marc Castro def. John Moraga through 2nd-round TKO (2: 29).

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