Canelo Alvarez makes a quick turnaround back into the ring tonight against Avni Yildirim, with the full card starting around 7 pm ET streaming live on DAZN.
The ring walks for the Canelo-Yildirim main event are being advertised for around 10 pm ET. Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for the evening’s featured bouts: Canelo-Yildirim, McWilliams Arroyo vs Abraham Rodriguez, and Zhilei Zhang vs Jerry Forrest. We’ll have fight-by-fight results posted as each bout comes in.
Canelo is defending the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles, facing his WBC mandatory challenger, Yildirim. The fight is seen as a mismatch by most, but it’s a chance to see a real star make a return just two months after his last fight, very rare anymore, and if Canelo wins as expected, he’s anticipated to face WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders on May 8.
How to Watch Canelo vs Yildirim
Date: Saturday, Feb. 27 | Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
Online Coverage: BadLeftHook.com
The Arroyo-Rodriguez co-feature replaces what was supposed to be Arroyo challenging Julio Cesar Martinez for the WBC flyweight title. Martinez pulled out Thursday with a broken hand. Rodriguez is coming in on extremely short notice, and the interim WBC flyweight title will be at stake.
Zhang-Forrest is set for 10 rounds in the heavyweight division, and we’ll also see prospects Diego Pacheco and Marc Castro in action.
Join us tonight! WITNESS GREATNESS!!!
Main Card (DAZN, 7:00 pm ET)
- Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO) vs Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO), super middleweights, 12 rounds, for Canelo’s WBC and WBA titles
- McWilliams Arroyo (20-4, 15 KO) vs Abraham Rodriguez (27-2, 13 KO), flyweights, 12 rounds, for vacant interim WBC title
- Zhilei Zhang (22-0, 17 KO) vs Jerry Forrest (26-4, 20 KO), heavyweights, 10 rounds
- Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KO) vs Rodolfo Gomez Jr (14-4-1, 10 KO), super middleweights, 8 rounds
- Marc Castro (1-0, 1 KO) vs John Moraga (1-2, 1 KO), junior lightweights, 4 rounds