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

Published 02/26/2021, 4:58 PM EST


In a span of just over two months (69 days), Canelo Alvarez will fight for the second time, as he gears up to defend the WBC and WBA 168 lbs belts against Avni Yildirim on February 27. It is obvious that the P4P king is the favorite on paper, as many fans believe that he will outpoint Yildirim. One of these fans includes the popular rapper, Pitbull.

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However, ‘Mr. Worldwide’ isn’t going to be content with a mere decision win akin to how ‘Canelo’ beat Callum Smith. Instead, the ‘Give Me Everything’ singer wants to see Alvarez beat ‘Mr. Robot’ via knockout.

Seconds Out has revealed some glimpses of the fight camp, especially from Alvarez’s gym. Here, the P4P king was engaged in his training regime before he interacted with the rapper via face-time. The chat turned out to be a piece of advice, as Pitbull spoke out his heart out before Canelo Alvarez.

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He said, “Knock him (Avni Yildirim) the fu** out.”

To this statement, Alvarez replied, “Yes sir!”

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Avni Yildirim who is being overlooked would look to land a major upset following his promising training camp with Joel Diaz, one of the finest boxing coaches of all time. As the super middleweight bets are at stake, it may spur ‘Mr. Robot’ to box like he never has before and join Mayweather as the only two men to defeat Alvarez.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Avn Yildirim- More than belts

The upcoming fight will craft the way for the super middleweight division. According to reports, Alvarez will challenge Billy Joe Saunders for his WBO 168 lbs belt in May. However, this bout may go ahead, only the Mexican can overcome Yildirim.

It may look like an easy path for Alvarez, but if he loses, it will shatter all the plans for his title unification clash with Billy Joe Saunders. Furthermore, the loss would pour cold water on his plans of becoming undisputed at super middleweight.

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On bagging a win, Yildirim can taste the first major title of his career and will become the WBA and WBC super-middleweight champion, alongside other titleholders in Caleb Plant (IBF) and Billy Joe Saunders (WBO). So. it will be an important fight for both sides and fans can expect a nail-biting event this weekend.

Can Canelo Alvarez live up to his promise to Pitbull?

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Raj Sarkar

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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.

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