Alvarez destroys Yildirim in three rounds
WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) easily defeated WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KOs) in the main event of the evening at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Canelo dominated every moment of every round. In the third round, he dropped Yildirim with a powerful right hand, and tried to finish Yildirim up to the bell. Yildirim did not come out of the corner after the break.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has announced that Canelo will face WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders on May 8.