Avni Yildirim (21-2, 14 KOs) received a visa to the United States and moved his training camp for the fight against Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) in California. Prior to that, the 30-year-old fighter trained in Turkey, where he was accompanied by trainer Joel Diaz.
Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) said that if he avoids injury, he intends to have four fights this year. The reigning WBA and WBC World Champion hasn't been so active since 2011.
WBC and WBA super middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) in an interview to TV Azteca talked about his unwillingness to fight with compatriots and rising to the light heavyweights again. Canelo also named the opponent whom he intends to fight in the future.
15 thousand fans will be able to watch the boxing night on February 27 in Miami live. The event will be headlined by Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) vs Avni Yildirim (21-2, 14 KOs) bout for the WBA, WBC and The Ring magazine Super Middleweight titles.