UFC Star Jorge Masvidal to Join the Commentary Panel for Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim Fight

Published 02/26/2021, 11:33 PM EST


The pound-for-pound king of boxing, Canelo Alvarez, will enter the squared circle on Saturday night in Miami. The Mexican pugilist will confront Avni Yildirim for a mandatory super-middleweight title defense. This fight already garnered attention from boxing fans around the world. But recently, it added another point of attraction in form of Jorge Masvidal.

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The UFC welterweight star will mark himself present in the commentary panel for this magnetic clash. Ariel Helwani was the first to make this news official through his Twitter handle.

He wrote, “Jorge Masvidal is going to be providing color commentary for Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez x Avni Yildirim fight in Spanish on ESPN in Latin America only, per his team and the network.”

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His tweet later reached the ‘Gamebred’ and he sponsored the same on his Twitter handle.

“Por mi gente #supernecessary,” he tweeted.

Masvidal, a Cuban-American MMA fighter, will voice his opinion for this fight in Spanish. His commentary will only be available in Latin America. As per Helwani, Masvidal’s team confirmed the news to make the Alvarez vs Yildirim fight even more exciting.

This is going to be the first time when ‘Gamebred’ will comment on a massive boxing event. Moreover, he’s renowned to fire shots at his rivals and fellow competitors. But, his fans will get glued to their TV screens once he lays his opinion on the 12-round boxing bout on Saturday night.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim – a cracker of an event

This will be Canelo Alvarez’s first boxing bout of 2021. In 2020, he fought just once but delivered a performance of his life against the Brit Callum Smith. With that win, the 30-year-old signified his spot in the 168-pound weight class.

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Post this fight, Alvarez wishes to challenge other champions in this division and become the undisputed champion.

Although he’s facing a lesser-known opponent, this fight promises to be a sure-shot entertainer, given the records and skillsets possessed by both the boxers.

Jorge Masvidal’s addition to the commentary panel makes this bout even more intriguing and watch-worthy.

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What do you make of this news? Will you be rooting to watch Masvidal’s commentary on this bout?

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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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