Canelo Alvarez is busy with his second fight in just over two months on Saturday night.
Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) is on a swift turnaround for this fight, having last fought and defeated Callum Smith in a super middleweight fight last December. The win was Canelo’s first in over a year after beating Sergey Kovalev unanimously in twelve rounds in November 2019.
While the future of the Canelo bouts is not immediately apparent, Alvarez has his sights set on Turkish fighter Avni Yildirim in Miami, Florida this weekend. Yildirim has only had two losses in his boxing career but has not fought since a technical decision against Anthony Dirrell in February 2019.
Canelo and Yildirim battle it out for the WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight titles in South Beach. Here’s what you need to know about the Saturday night fight:
MORE: Join DAZN to Watch Canelo vs. Yildirim
When is Canelo vs Yildirim?
- Date: Saturday February 27th
- Time: 7 p.m. ET (main menu),
- Main event: 10:30 p.m. ET (estimated)
The main ticket for Canelo vs. Yildirim is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET. Canelo and Yildirim are expected to take the ring around 10:30 p.m. ET.
The main event time is seldom, if ever, regardless of previous card results. So expect the duo to take over the ring around 10 or 10:30 a.m. on the east coast.
How to see Canelo versus Yildirim
As with all Canelo fights, you can live stream Canelo vs. Yildirim live on DAZN.
DAZN can be found on a variety of video game consoles, including PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One / Series X, and smart TV apps. It is broadcast in over 200 countries worldwide.
What does Canelo vs. Yildirim cost?
- DAZN: $ 19.99
- PPV: $ 49.99
Those who want to stream the battle between Canelo and Yildirim can sign up for DAZN for a monthly cost of $ 19.99 or a discounted subscription of $ 99.99 for the year.
Depending on your cable / satellite provider, you can purchase the fight over PPV for $ 49.99. Taxes and fees are not included.
Where does the fight between Canelo and Yildirim take place?
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida will host the fight. This is the first time Alvarez or Yildirim have been fighting in the state of Florida.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim Card
- Canelo Alvarez versus Avni Yildirim for Alvarez’s WBC / WBA super middleweight title
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