Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim fight results: Alvarez overwhelms enemy by easy TKO to retain titles


Canelo Álvarez is still one of the baddest men on the planet. The unified super middleweight champion made it look easy in his final title defense Saturday night from Miami when he forced his opponent, WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim, to step down on his bench after the third round.

Alvarez (55-1-2) dropped Yilidirim in the first three rounds without much return fire in his way. Yildirim’s corner implored him to do something or they would stop the fight, but after further consultation, Yildirim did not get up from his stool for the fourth round and the fight was stopped.

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Fight card, results

  • Canelo Álvarez (c) def. Avni Yildirim by third round TKO (corner stop)
  • McWilliams Arroyo (ic) def. Abraham Rodríguez by technical knockout in the fifth round (referee stoppage)
  • Zhilei Zhang vs. Jerry Forrest declared a majority draw (95-93 Forrest, 93-93, 93-93)
  • Diego Pacheco defe. Rodolfo Gómez Jr. by unanimous decision (79-73, 79-73, 79-73)
  • Marc Castro def. John Moraga by second round TKO
  • Defeat Aaron Aponte. Harry Gigliotti via unanimous decision (40-34, 40-34, 40-34)
  • Keyshawn Davis defeat. Lester Brown by second round TKO
  • Alexis Espino def. Ashton Sykes by fifth round TKO

Canelo vs. Yildirim scorecard, live coverage

Canelo

10

10

10

TKO

30

Yildirim

9

9

8

26



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