Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim is reportedly now a carried out deal for February 27, with Eddie Hearn set to advertise the battle on DAZN.
The Mexican famous person will defend his WBA and WBC super-middleweight world titles in opposition to the Turkish WBC obligatory challenger, who many imagine shall be vastly overmatched within the bout.
In accordance with The Athletic, the battle is ready to happen on February 27 on the Onerous Rock Stadium in Miami.
Negotiations are underway for Canelo to doubtlessly face WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders after this.
The super-middleweights beforehand agreed phrases to satisfy final Could, however the pandemic ruined these plans.
They had been unable to resurrect a deal for later in 2020 and so each males as an alternative returned in separate fights in December.
Canelo secured his free company and teamed up with Hearn for the Callum Smith battle, which he gained to say the WBA and WBC belts.
Two weeks prior, Saunders defended his WBO belt by defeating Martin Murray.
Now, the Mexican will make a fast return to get his WBC obligatory Yildirim out of the way in which on February 27, earlier than pursuing the opposite belts in his weight division.
This places Saunders firmly within the firing line, in addition to IBF champion Caleb Plant.
The Saunders bout will solely be finalised if Billy Joe agrees phrases.
Concerning this, Hearn advised The Athletic’s Pug and Copp Podcast: “The trail is absolutely clear for Billy Joe Saunders to battle Canelo Alvarez.
“We’ve simply bought to try to agree a cope with him to try this.
“We’re at a stage now the place we don’t have the ensures of the most important gates and numerous fighters are taking much less cash.
“That’s not likely a dialog that you simply take pleasure in having with Billy Joe Saunders.
“He feels that he can win the battle, however he additionally needs to be rewarded for the battle, I perceive.
“So we’ve bought to try to attain a cope with him, which we’re near doing.
“He actually wants that battle too, however he’s not simply gonna take it by any means needed.
“But when Billy believes he wins that battle, which I imagine he thinks he does, and I believe he’s bought an ideal shot within the battle, then he must take the chance.
“Hopefully we will get him over the road for that battle on Cinco de Mayo weekend.”