Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim fight results : see all undercard results

 

Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez successfully defended his WBC and WBA super middleweight world titles against first body mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in the undercard main event held at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.

Alvarez, (55-1-2, 37 KOs), the sport’s biggest star and best pound-for-pound fighter, made quick work of his limited foe while defending his WBA and WBC titles at 168 pounds via third-round TKO in front of 15,000 socially distanced fans at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.

The 30-year-old Mexican star put on quite the performance amid fireworks and a live concert on his walk to the ring alone. After Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) hid behind his high guard for the first two rounds, he finally succumbed to a stiff right cross from Alvarez that dropped him in Round 3.

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Fight card, results

  • Canelo Alvarez (c) def. Avni Yildirim via third-round TKO (corner stoppage)
  • McWilliams Arroyo (ic) def. Abraham Rodriguez via fifth-round TKO (ref stoppage)
  • Zhilei Zhang vs. Jerry Forrest declared a majority draw (95-93 Forrest, 93-93, 93-93)
  • Diego Pacheco def. Rodolfo Gomez Jr. via unanimous decision (79-73, 79-73, 79-73)
  • Marc Castro def. John Moraga via second-round TKO
  • Aaron Aponte def. Harry Gigliotti via unanimous decision (40-34, 40-34, 40-34)
  • Keyshawn Davis def. Lester Brown via second-round TKO
  • Alexis Espino def. Ashton Sykes via fifth-round TKO

Canelo vs. Yildirim scorecard, live coverage

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