Boxing’s biggest star steps into the ring for the first time in 2021 as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on Avni Yildirim with the WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super middleweight titles on the line.
Alvarez hopes to become the undisputed champion at 168 lbs, but his road to glory first must go through mandatory challenger Yildirim. The pair square off Saturday at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, and fans in the United States can catch all the action on pay-per-view as well as on DAZN.
Turkish fighter Yildirim has all of Canelo’s attention, although the Mexican superstar claimed recently that he’s “superior to Yildirim” and expects to leave Miami with the belts. With Yildirim having twice challenged for a world title in recent years, Alvarez knows he’ll be facing an experienced fighter with nothing to lose on Saturday.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight, plus information on how to watch on pay-per-view.
Canelo vs Yildirim fight date, start time
- Date : Saturday, February 27
- Time : 8 p.m. EST
- Main event (approx): 11 p.m. EST
The Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim fight card takes place on Saturday, Feb. 27, and kicks off at 8:00 p.m. local time in Miami. Main event ringwalks, as always, depend on how long the undercard runs, but the ballpark estimate is around 11:00 p.m. EST.
Where is the Canelo vs Yildirim fight?
The event will be staged at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The venue will be fully compliant with the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
How do I watch Canelo vs Yildirim on pay-per-view?
Select major cable providers are offering the fight at a PPV price of $49.99, which also includes a gift code that provides access to DAZN through April 30, 2021. The providers include:
- Optimum / Altice
- And many more
You can redeem your code at dazn.com/canelo. (Must be redeemed by March 31, 2021)
Can I watch Canelo vs Yildirim on DAZN?
The Feb. 27 card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here for just $19.99 for one month (or $8.33 per month if you purchase a one-year subscription for $99.99).
Fight fans in the U.S. can instead order the fight on pay-per-view, if they wish, for a fee of $49.99. However not only will you save money with DAZN but you’ll get access to other live boxing cards in February and March plus a whole lot more.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
- Nationality : Mexican
- Born : 18 July 1990
- Height : 5’9″
- Reach : 70 1/2″
- Total fights : 57
- Record : 54-1-2 (36 KOs)
Avni Yildirim record and bio
- Nationality : Turkish
- Born : 5 August 1991
- Height : 5’11 1/2″
- Reach : 70″
- Total fights : 23
- Record : 21-2 (12 KOs)
Canelo vs Yildirim card in full
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yilidirim, 12 rounds, for Alvarez’s WBC and WBA super middleweight titles
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo, 12 rounds, for Martinez’s WBC flyweight title
- Zhilei Zhang vs. Jerry Forrest, 10 rounds at heavyweight
- Diego Pacheco vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr., 8 rounds at super middleweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes, 6 rounds at super middleweight
- Alexis Eduardo Molina vs. TBA, 6 rounds at featherweight
- Marc Castro vs. Lester Brown, 4 rounds at junior lightweight
- Aaron Aponte vs. Harry Gigliotti, 4 rounds at junior welterweight
- Keyshawn Davis vs. Lester Brown, 4 rounds at lightweight