Canelo Alvarez Wants a Quick Turnaround – Targets Avni Yildirim Next

Published 12/24/2020, 2:08 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The pound for pound star and kingpin of boxing, Canelo Alvarez terrified Callum Smith for a unanimous decision win. He is now the WBA, WBC, and The Ring super-middleweight champion. With this, he has expressed his enticement to defend the WBC belt against Avni Yildirim.

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As per Michael Benson’s tweet, Mauricio Sulaiman has addressed to the media that Alvarez wants a quick ‘turnaround’ to defend his newly won title against the WBC challenger, Avni Yildirim. Canelo wants this fight by early 2021.

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The 168-pounder fight might get scheduled in Mexico, which will see a homecoming for the champion, Canelo Alvarez.

With this fight being in talks, the Mexican boxer has cemented his plans of staying in the 168-pound division for a while. It also speculates him to take on the British boxer, Billy Joe Saunders, following this fight.

Canelo, a veteran of the sport, is a fan favorite since his debut. Over the years, he has established himself as the best in the sport. He has a 54-1 professional boxing record. At age 30, Canelo is still going sturdy in his boxing run and shows no signs of stopping.

Many boxing enthusiasts presumed him to face his second loss to Smith. But Canelo didn’t leave a single chance to stagger his critics. He did not let Smith dominate him even for a single second in the fight.

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Can Avni Yildirim stun Canelo Alvarez?

The Turkish boxer, Yildirim, is one of the solid contenders in the 168-pounder. ‘Mr. Robot’ hasn’t quite maintained an active streak in the division. He last fought in February 2019, succumbing to a loss to Anthony Dirrell. He has a 21-2 pro-boxing record. His inactive streak and lack of skill sets, compared to Canelo, can put him in peril.

Canelo has a big fight IQ. He looks to expose his opponent’s weaknesses and capitalize on the same. In this fight too, Alvarez will look to expose the lackluster run of ‘Mr. Robot’.

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However, if Yildirim looks to give Canelo a stern test inside the ring, he will have to go all out with his current skills and identify Alvarez’s weaknesses.

It will be an exciting bout for Yildirim as a fight with Canelo brings a lot of accolades and lessons.

Can Avni Yildirim turn the tables against Canelo? How will he fare in this comeback fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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