Twitter Reacts to Canelo Alvarez’s Dominating Win Over Avni Yildirim

Published 02/27/2021, 11:57 PM EST
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)


The pound-for-pound king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez, showcased his class yet again, scoring an RTD victory against Avni Yildirim. He put on a clinic and successfully defended his multiple 168-pound titles. Despite seeing Alvarez win, the bout may have disappointed his fans as they wished to see more of him. Furthermore, they would have wanted Yildirim to have presented a tougher version of himself in the ring.

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Post this fight, many bigwigs of the sport reacted to Alvarez‘s daunting win over the Turkish pugilist.
The WBO super-featherweight champion, Jamel Herring tweeted:

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“Not mad with the outcome, I mean most expected this. Just glad we’ll get to see Canelo again in May, against a more suitable opponent.”

Not mad with the outcome, I mean most expected this. Just glad we’ll get to see Canelo again in May, against a more suitable opponent.#CaneloYildirim

— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) February 28, 2021

 
Dan Rafael took it to his Twitter handle and stated:
I PROMISE you Canelo has had tougher sparring sessions.”

I PROMISE you Canelo has had tougher sparring sessions. #boxing #CaneloYildirim

— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) February 28, 2021

The most prominent name in the sport, Teddy Atlas too, had the same notion. He lauded Canelo for his performance and wrote, “I love Canelo, but in these type fights he can just do whatever he wants, as if you were in gym hitting the bag.”

I love Canelo, but in these type fights he can just do whatever he wants, as if you were in gym hitting the bag. #CaneloYildirim #Canelo

— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) February 28, 2021

For the entire duration of the fight, Canelo smothered ‘Mr. Robot’ with mighty uppercuts and the latter didn’t really have a response for the same.
Yildirim could have been free considering his status as the underdog in this bout. However, he barely showcased any offense and hit the canvas in round three. Sensing the end, his corner decided to end things just nine minutes into the 12-round bout.

Is this Canelo Alvarez’s most gratifying career win?

The veteran gave it his all in this fight and annihilated his opponent. In just 3 rounds of the fight, Canelo Alvarez made his approach clear and concise, putting on a lucrative show for his fans.

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AND STILL 🇲🇽 @Canelo earns a third round TKO and retains his WBC title. #CaneloYildirim pic.twitter.com/XwqVCbe19A

— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) February 28, 2021

That said, Alvarez did exactly what he needed and is free from mandataries as he seeks to trace a pathway to undisputed glory. Alvarez will not be one to rest on the laurels of one of his easiest career wins and will have Billy Joe Saunders in his sights for May.

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It’ll be interesting to see which approach he takes when squaring off against ‘Superb’. Will it be similar to the one we saw tonight against Yildirim? What did you make of the three-round decimation?

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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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