Saúl Álvarez will face Avni Yildirim next month.
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The Mexican multi-champion Saul Alvarez is preparing his fight on February 27 against Avni Yildirim, but at the same time you are already planning your future in the medium term, since, as he himself mentioned, his purpose this year is to finish him as a unified champion at super middleweight; Therefore, while training for his match on the doorstep, his team is already pulling the strings to give him the opportunity to fight for the third of the four championships he seeks to hold in December 2021.
That is why, according to Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, “Canelo” Álvarez would already have an agreement to face in May Billy Joe Saunders, the WBO champion, in a fight that would be broadcast on DAZN, where the Mexican’s WBA and WBC titles would also be in dispute.
SOURCES: Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders have agreed to a deal for a May fight on DAZN. Three 168-pound titles up for grabs. Fight will land in U.S., on May 1 or May 8. First, Canelo will have to beat Avni Yildirim on Feb. 27 and emerge uninjured https://t.co/n2By2duTga
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 28, 2021
The condition for this to happen is that the redhead defeat in February to Avni Yildirim, in what would be his first defense as a 168-pound champion and do not end up injured so that you can return to the ensogado the first week of May.
It is worth remembering that since the beginning of last year there was speculation that the fight between Álvarez and Saunders was brewing, but now, a year later, it could take place in more interesting conditions, with Álvarez as champion of the category and with three belts at stake. .
🥊🇲🇽 THERE WILL BE A FIGHT
According to reports from some media, it will be in May when Saúl Canelo Álvarez will face Billy Joe Saunders, in a fight that will take place in the United States, the intention is to unify the title of the super middleweight category pic.twitter.com/EWtwHCaU7b
– TUDNRadio (@TudnRadio) January 29, 2021