Canelo Alvarez once again showcased why he is the best boxer in the game right now. Alvarez cruised to victory over Avni Yildirim in their fight on Saturday night.
Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) was a huge favorite in the fight and showed why the fight was never in doubt. He peppered Yildirim with ease throughout their nine minutes in the ring. He secured a knockdown in the third round with a right hand that landed flush on Yildirim’s face.
The fight was never viewed as a challenge for Alvarez. Yildirim had mostly only fought in Europe. He came to the U.S. to face Anthony Dirrell in 2019 and lost.
What’s next for Alvarez? Well, after the fight, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn confirmed that Alvarez will face WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders in a unification bout on May 8 at a location to be determined.
“I want to make history,” Alvarez said in the postfight interview. “I want to be one of the best in the world.”