Two of the super middleweight titles will be on the line Saturday, February 27 when champion Canelo Alvarez faces off against challenger Avni Yildirim. The fight will air on DAZN and be available via PPV on various cable outlets.
Alvarez enters the fight with a 54-1-2 record and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Callum Smith this past December. Alvarez moved into the super middleweight division for the fight and took Smith’s WBA title, the vacant WBC title, and also The Ring Magazine title in the win. He is ranked first in most pound-for-pound rankings.
Yildirim enters the fight with a 21-2 record and has not fought since February 2019. In that fight, he faced Anthony Dirrell for the vacant WBC super middleweight title and lost a technical decision. The WBC inexplicably named Yildirim the mandatory challenger. Alvarez wants to unify the division and so he is taking this fight to avoid losing the belt.
How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim
The Alvarez-Yildirim fight will be available for live stream exclusively on DAZN, where you can sign up for a monthly or annual subscription. A monthly subscription is $19.99, while an annual subscription is $99.99, and you might still be able to get a free trial if you just want it for this fight.
With a DAZN login, you can watch the fight on your computer, smart TV, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Xbox and PS4. You can also use your Android or Apple cell phone to stream the Alvarez vs. Yildirim fight using the DAZN app.
Content is often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the fight, but otherwise, it’s an easy option.
Ring walks for Alvarez and Yildirim are expected at around 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday night.
Title fight: Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim, 12 rounds, for WBA and WBC super middleweight titles
Undercard: Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo, for WBC flyweight title
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