Canelo Alvarez Wary of Avni Yildirim: ‘He is Going to Try to RIP My Head Off’

Published 02/27/2021, 10:01 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


P4P King Canelo Alvarez vows to craft his in-ring plans on the basis of Avni Yildirim’s fighting style on February 27th. Alvarez seems comfortable in launching a tactical performance, alongside being violent. So, his stance would depend on how Avni Yildirim’s reacts this weekend.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Mexican superstar appears to expect a tough fight, as he envisioned Yildirim to come after his head. However, considering the in-ring circumstances, the fight may look different.

While several fans are thrilled to see them collide, Canelo Alvarez has recently opened up on his game plan in interaction with Behind The Gloves.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

He said, “I always try to be patient, but it depends on what Yildirim is going to do. He is going to try to rip my head off. So, it’s going to depend on what he is trying to do.”

As Canelo Alvarez claims to wait for Yildirim’s in-ring tactics before launching his own, it is clear that he will dictate the pace of the fight. But boxing is an unpredictable sport, and witnessing major upsets are quite common to the fans.

DIVE DEEPER

“Knock Him the F*** Out:- Rapper Pitbull to Canelo Alvarez

2 months ago

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the fight would also see Alvarez’s WBA and WBC super-middleweight belts go on the line. So, it would further intensify the tale.

On bagging a win, Yildirim can be the new champion and can also replace Alvarez from a possible matchup against WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders in May. That said, the upcoming fight seems to be a must-win situation for both the pugilists.

DIVE DEEPER

‘It’s Gonna Become a Reality’ – Zhilei Zhang Adamant About Fighting Anthony Joshua

2 months ago

How important is the fight for Canelo Alvarez?

Alvarez has become the WBC and WBA super-middleweight champion by outpointing an undefeated (then) Callum Smith in December.

Subsequently, he hopes to unify all the belts at 168 lbs and for that, he will have to beat the IBF titleholder Caleb Plant and the WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

But Avni Yildirim is standing between all these big names and Alvarez. So, the Mexican will have to surpass ‘Mr. Robot’ and only then can he achieve his dream of unifying the division.

The impending fight between two prime super middleweights will possibly determine the future of the 168 lbs unit, for the good reasons.

Do you think Canelo Alvarez will take over the 168 lbs weight class?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Eddie Hearn Reveals Surprising Details About the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Purse Bid

2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Raj Sarkar

1620 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT