Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will combat to unify the WBA, WBC and WBO super-middleweight world titles on Could 8.
Mexico’s pound-for-pound king stopped Avni Yildirim after three rounds on Saturday night time in Miami and, instantly after the win, his subsequent task was confirmed.
The combat started with Canelo firing out his jab to search out his vary within the opening minute and he adopted up by beginning his physique assault whereas Yildirim struggled to land in any respect.
Canelo began to select his uppercut in spherical two and made the breakthrough within the third with a straight proper hand which floored Yildirim.
He made it again to his toes however continued to take a sustained beating and appeared damage as he returned to his nook.
Coach Joel Diaz was extraordinarily involved about his man and informed him on the finish of the torrid spherical, ‘I’m gonna offer you yet another spherical and I’m gonna cease you.’
Nevertheless, simply seconds later after seemingly not being glad together with his man’s response, he determined to finish it there after which.
It was then introduced that Canelo will subsequent face Billy Joe Saunders on Could 8.
Concerning Saunders, he mentioned post-fight: “He’s a really troublesome fighter. We have to go for him.
“Folks speak, however I’m a mature fighter. I understand how to regulate myself.”
This Yildirim combat was a compulsory defence for Canelo after he received the WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles by beating Callum Smith in December.
The explanation he took the bout was in order that he may grasp onto his title and pursue his purpose of turning into undisputed champion with all 4 titles.
This leaves two targets – IBF champion Caleb Plant, who Canelo intends to chase in September, and WBO champion Saunders, who the Mexican will face on Could 8.