Canelo Alvarez promised to be more active after COVID put a hold on the boxing world, and now the WBA (Super) and WBC super-middleweight champion will return to the ring for the second time in 70 days when he defends his titles against Avni Yildirim from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, live and exclusively on DAZN in over 200 territories worldwide (excluding Mexico).
Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) last fought in December when he thoroughly dominated Callum Smith en route to a unanimous decision to claim Smith’s WBA (Super) title and the vacant WBC championship. But once he won the WBC title, he would have to defend it within 90 days against Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs). Alvarez committed to the fight, giving fans another opportunity to see boxing’s biggest star in a span of fewer than three months.
Yildirim is coming off of a controversial technical decision loss to Anthony Dirrell back in 2019.
It’s expected that Canelo will make short work of Yilidirm and focus on a proposed May unification bout with WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders. But can the Turkish fighter pull off the massive upset?
Here are all the details on how to live stream Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim.
When is Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim?
- Main card: 7 p.m. ET
- Canelo-Yildirim main event: 10 p.m. ET (approximate)
The Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim main card launches at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night, with the challenger and champion expected to make their ring walks at approximately 10 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch Canelo vs. Yildirim
The Canelo vs. Yildirim fight will stream live globally on DAZN, to more than 200 countries and territories, including the U.S. and Canada.
Those interested in watching the fight can find DAZN on a number of different systems, including, but not limited to, Amazon Fire TV/stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iPhone and iPad, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Roku. The DAZN app is also available on LG, Samsung and Vizio smart TVs, as well as Xfinity X1 and Flex.
Viewers can also find it on DAZN.com using browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Canelo vs. Yildirim PPV price
- Subscription: $19.99/month or $99.99/year
A subscription to DAZN allows you to access the Canelo vs. Yildirim fight.
In the United States, a monthly subscription is $19.99, and an annual subscription is $99.99.
In Canada, a monthly subscription is $20 CAD, and an annual subscription is $150 CAD. (There is also a 30-day free trial in Canada.)
The subscription provides access to every live event and all the on-demand programming on the streaming service.
Where is Canelo vs. Yildirim taking place?
Alvarez will defend his WBA (super) and WBC super-middleweight titles against Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami with a limited number fans in attendance due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Alvarez and Yilidrim compete at the venue for the first time.
Canelo vs. Yildirim odds
Alvarez is listed as a heavy favorite among the sportsbooks. According to William Hill, Alvarez is the favorite at -4000, whereas Yildirim is a +1500 underdog.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
Born: July 18, 1990
Reach: 70.5 inches
Total fights: 57
Record: 54-1-2 with 36 knockouts
Avni Yildirim record and bio
Born: August 5, 1991
Reach: 70 inches
Total fights: 23
Record: 21-2 with 12 knockouts
Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim fight card
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim for Alvarez’s WBC/WBA Super Middleweight titles
- Julio Cesar Martinez vs. McWilliams Arroyo for Martinez’s WBC flyweight title
- Zhang Zhilei vs. Jerry Forrest; Heavyweight
- Diego Pacheco vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr.; Super Middleweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes; Super Middleweight
- Marc Castro vs. Lester Brown; Junior Lightweight
- Aaron Aponte vs. Harry Gigliotti; Junior Welterweight
- Alexis Molina vs. TBA; Featherweight