The Mexican multi-champion, Saul Alvarez, will fulfill the request of the CMB and will enter the ring on February 27 to face Avni Yildirim, the official challenger for the vacant belt of the agency
As reported by Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, the fight is already agreed, will be held in Miami with an audience present, will be broadcast by DAZN, with the exception of Mexico, and It would allow the Aztec champion to take the first step towards achieving his goal of being the undisputed monarch of the category at the end of the year.
Sources tell @TheAthletic Canelo Alvarez has agreed to a deal with Matchroom Boxing for a Feb. 27 super middleweight title defense vs. Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The event will be streamed globally on DAZN (except in Mexico)
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 20, 2021
It is worth mentioning that “Canelo” Álvarez won the WBA and WBC titles last December by beating Callum Smith, so in February he will go against the Turk to defend the title of the Council, which in case of winning would allow him to return to fight in May against Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO sash and close the circle a few months later facing Caleb Plant, the until now IBF champion, to finish 2021 with the four most important crowns in boxing, which would make him in the absolute monarch of the supermedians.
Saúl Álvarez has made a couple of mysterious publications on his social networks, since he uploaded a video that closes with the question “Guess who’s next?”, Later he uploaded a story, which he later replied on Twitter, where he anticipates that this Thursday he will give all the details of his next fight, so it is expected to confirm this news.
– Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) January 20, 2021