Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez outclasses Avni Yildirim to retain WBC, WBA tremendous middleweight titles by knockout

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez outclasses Avni Yildirim to retain WBC, WBA tremendous middleweight titles by knockout

The outclassed Yildirim then did not emerge from his nook for the fourth spherical as Alvarez as soon as once more demonstrated why he’s considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez outclasses Avni Yildirim to retain WBC, WBA super middleweight titles by knockout

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez celebrates after beating Avni Yildirim inside three rounds at Miami’s Arduous Rock Stadium. AFP

Miami: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez demolished Turkey’s Avni Yildirim in three rounds to retain his WBC and WBA tremendous middleweight titles by knockout on Saturday.

Mexico’s Alvarez dominated underdog Yildirim from the opening bell and despatched the Turk crashing to the canvas with a crisp left-right mixture within the third spherical at Miami’s Arduous Rock Stadium.

The outclassed Yildirim then did not emerge from his nook for the fourth spherical as Alvarez as soon as once more demonstrated why he’s considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighter in boxing.

“I wished to have a fantastic struggle right here and I did what I needed to do,” Alvarez stated.

“I wanted a knockout and that is what I did. It does not matter in the event that they’re taller, if they have extra attain, or they have a very good coach. I got here to do my job, I got here right here to win.”

Alvarez, who improved to 55-1-2 with 37 knockouts, had acquired again into the ring on Saturday a bit over two months after beating Britain’s Callum Smith in December.

After the struggle, promoter Eddie Hearn stated the 30-year-old Mexican star will subsequent search so as to add the World Boxing Organisation belt to his assortment with a 8 Could struggle towards Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders.

The Saunders struggle would be the subsequent step in Alvarez’s quest to grow to be the primary undisputed tremendous middleweight champion in boxing historical past.

“Nobody has achieved it,” Alvarez stated. “I need to make historical past. No-one has achieved it at 168.”

 

Alvarez in the meantime disregarded options that he desires to be remembered as the best boxer Mexico has ever produced.

“I respect everybody however I need to make my very own historical past,” Alvarez stated.

Saturday’s bout will give Saunders loads of meals for thought after Alvarez produced his trademark mix of technical ability and punching energy to overwhelm obligatory challenger Yildirim.

The 29-year-old Turk, preventing for the primary time in two years, seemed hesitant from the outset as Alvarez landed an array of hooks to the physique and uppercuts to simply win the primary spherical.

The second spherical adopted an equivalent sample, with Yildirim barely providing any sort of resistance as Alvarez labored his opponent’s ribcage mercilessly.

The top got here after a 3rd spherical the place Alvarez as soon as once more went on the assault towards a passive Yildirim.

A straight left from Alvarez smashed by way of Yildirim’s guard and landed on his chin and the next proper despatched the Turk rocking backward to the canvas.

Though Yildirim held on for the rest of the spherical, the tip was nigh. As Yildirim slumped on his stool, coach Joel Diaz might be heard telling his fighter he would give him just one extra spherical earlier than dropping by the wayside.

Within the occasion, it by no means acquired that far as Yildirim failed to come back out for the fourth handy Alvarez victory by technical knockout.

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