How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim and fight card on Feb. 27

Pound-for-pound star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez kicks off a very busy 2021 on he streaming platform DAZN.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim takes place on Saturday, Feb. 27 and kicks off at 20:00 local time on the US East coast, or 1am Sunday morning in the UK on Greenwich Mean Time.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is fresh off claiming the world championship gold at super-middleweight and he must get past Avni Yildirim if he is to unify the entire division. The defending WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring titlist is the heavy favourite.

The 30-year-old four-division champion can claim to being the best pound-for-pound fighter. Yildirim has twice challenged for a world title, the IBO super-middleweight title in 2017 and the WBC super middleweight title in 2019.

The tale of the tape for Canelo vs. Yildirim:

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Born: 18 July 1990 (age 30 years)
Record: 54-1-2
Total fights: 57
% KO: 63.16
Rounds fought: 414
Debut: 29 October 2005
Division: Super middleweight
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5’8″
Reach: 70″
Birth place: Guadalajara
Nationality: Meixcan
Hometown: Guadalajara

Born: 5 August 1991 (age 29 years)
Record: 21-2 (12 KOs)
Total fights: 23
% KO: 52.17
Rounds fought: 132
Debut: 22 March 2014
Division: Super middleweight
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5’11”
Reach: 70″
Birth place: Sivas
Nationality: Turkish
Hometown: Istanbul


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