clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Canelo vs Yildirim: Fighters arrive in Miami for Saturday night showdown

Canelo Alvarez will be back in the ring in just five days.

Canelo Alvarez v Avni Yidirim - Media Availability Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Canelo Alvarez and Avni Yildirim are in Miami and gearing up for Saturday night’s fight, which will stream live on DAZN.

The two did a photo session at Hard Rock Stadium, where the bout will take place, and got personalized Miami Dolphins jerseys. No confirmation as to whether or not the jersey numbers represent their rankings in the super middleweight division.

Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO) is the WBC mandatory challenger, and Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO) will be defending both his WBC and WBA super middleweight titles in the fight, which comes just two months after Canelo’s win over Callum Smith.

How to Watch Canelo vs Yildirim

Date: Saturday, Feb. 27 | Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium - Miami Gardens, FL
Streaming: DAZN
Online Coverage:

The 30-year-old Alvarez has said he wants to fight four times this year, and already has a tentative May 8 date lined up to unify against WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders. From there, should he beat Yildirim and Saunders, he’s expected to target the IBF belt, currently held by Caleb Plant, as the Mexican superstar looks to go undisputed at 168.

So we’re shaping up for a really eventful in-ring year for Canelo this year, if all goes according to his plan. That’s nice, because he only got to fight the once in 2020, losing most of the year not just to COVID but to his legal battles against Golden Boy Promotions in particular.

Bad Left Hook will have full live coverage, including round-by-round updates, of Canelo vs Yildirim on Saturday, Feb. 27, starting at 7 pm ET.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook