Watch the full video of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim fight for the Canelo vs. Yildirim undercard on Saturday night, courtesy of DAZN.
Canelo Alvarez (55-1-2) and Avni Yildirim (21-3) competed for Canelo’s WBC and WBA super middleweight titles at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. See more featured videos below.
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Round 1: Canelo feints and Yildirim tries to reach with a jab. Canelo’s left hook touches the body. Canelo tries another hook that Yildirim partially blocks, then Canelo targets the body again with his right hand. Hard left hook lands for Canelo, umpire says he drifted low. Canelo throws two punches upstairs while Yildirim keeps a tight guard. Another left hook lands to Canelo’s body. Yildirim misses badly on his own left hook to the body. The hard right hand lands down the stairs for Canelo, then a left hook to the head. Yildirim misses three hits. Yildirim punches his body this time. Canelo bends his left hand this time, then throws another right at the body moments later. Canelo 10-9.
Round 2: Yildirim’s jab crashes. Canelo misses a jab up. Uppercut lands clean for Canelo on the chin, knocking Yildirim back. Another uppercut from Canelo scores. Now Canelo throws a strong jab followed by a left hook to the body. Yildirim on the defensive early and is still tinkering. Three hits come from Canelo while Yildirim takes cover. Canelo digs to the body again with a left hook. Hard left to the body lands one more time for Canelo, then another. The right uppercut lands for Canelo this time. This has been a target practice early in the fight. Yildirim throws a right hand to the body. Land hard right straight for Canelo, then a left hook up. Canelo 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Yildirim’s face is marked on the left side between rounds. Canelo tries a couple of punches and then tries a hook behind him. Canelo’s right hook is blocked. Hard left to the body lands again for Canelo. The right hook scores for Canelo to the body, Yildirim gets in his own shot to the body, BUT CANELO LANDS TWO SHOTS TO THE HEAD AND GETS OFF YILDIRIM! Yildirim is up, but takes two strong hits to the liver. Yildirim on the ropes and shooting Canelo. Yildirim throws a counter hook but shoots to the head. Yildirim suffers injuries to the body from repeated injections into the liver. Canelo’s left hook lands on top. Yildirim tries a hook to the body but receives two in exchange for Canelo. Yildirim doesn’t seem very robust at the moment. Canelo 10-8.
Round 4: Yildirim’s trainer, Joel Diaz, is already threatening to close the fight if Yildirim doesn’t turn things around immediately. Wow, it looks like the fight has stopped in the corner before the fourth round begins. Canelo TKO-3.