The great Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) will be back in action later tonight (Sat., Feb. 27, 2021) live on DAZN from inside the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., defending his WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight titles against mandatory Turkish contender Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs).
Canelo — who defeated Callum Smith back in Dec. 2020 to win his super middleweight hardware (highlights HERE) — is making one of the quickest turnarounds of his professional career. The Mexican champion has had just two months to prepare for the larger Yildirim as Canelo tries to capture another win before challenging WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders later this year.
Yildirim is no pushover, but the 29-year-old title challenger will be a sizeable underdog (+1600) against Canelo for tonight’s action. The Turkish fighter hasn’t fought since a loss to Anthony Dirrell two years ago so expect Yildirim to experience some sort of ring rust. This doesn’t exactly bode well for the brawler as he may find himself behind on the scorecards quick. That is not somewhere you want to be against Canelo.
The super-middleweight headliner will produce memorable action one way or another so be sure to catch Canelo’s title defense. Check below for the full viewing details for ‘Canelo vs. Yildirim’ which goes down later tonight live on DAZN:
- Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, from inside the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
- Main card begins at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
- “Canelo vs. Yildirim” main event begins around 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
- “Canelo vs. Yildirim” main card can be viewed through the DAZN network. Subscriptions run $19.99 per month.
- For U.S. viewers, DAZN can be broadcast directly on your television via Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, LG Smart TV, Samsung TV, Apple TV, PlayStation, or Xbox.
- “Canelo vs. Smith” main card will be accessible through DAZN via Android, Amazon Fire, and Apple.
- Super Middleweight: Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO) vs Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO)
- Flyweight: McWilliams Arroyo (20-4, 15 KO) vs Abraham Rodriguez (27-2, 13 KO)
- Heavyweight: Zhilei Zhang (22-0, 17 KO) vs Jerry Forrest (26-4, 20 KO)
- Super Middleweight: Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KO) vs Rodolfo Gomez Jr (14-4-1, 10 KO)
- Junior Lightweight: Marc Castro (1-0, 1 KO) vs John Moraga (1-2, 1 KO)
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of tonight’s main event below. The DAZN-streamed broadcast (watch it here) kicks off at 7 p.m. ET, with Alvarez and Yildirim likely to make the walk closer to 10 p.m. ET.