Alvarez vs Yildirim on February 27 at the stadium in Miami
Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) will face Avni Yildirim (21-2, 14 KOs) on February 27 at an evening at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, according to American journalist Mike Coppinger. For Canelo, it will be the mandatory defense of the World Boxing Council's super middleweight title he won in December.
Hard Rock Stadium can accommodate 65,000 fans. However, due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus epidemic, the audience limit will be lower.
The Mexican boxer only had one pro fight last year and his fight with Callum Smith marked his return to the ring after more than a year hiatus. This year, 30-year-old Alvarez can fight up to three times. In the fall, Canelo terminated the contract with the DAZN platform and is now a free agent.