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Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildrim Predictions & Tips - Canelo tipped for quick win

  • Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildrim predictions for Saturday’s world title fight
  • The pair clash in a WBC & WBA super middleweight title bout
  • Canelo is ranked as the No.1 fighter in the world
  • Alvarez is tipped to win inside five rounds
  • Preview, predictions and head to head stats
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Canelo Alvarez and Avni Yidirim clash in Miami (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 25 Feb 2021
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Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildrim Predictions


Avni Yildrim gets his chance as the mandatory challenger to Saul Canelo Alvarez's belts, but he will be no match for the world's number one fighter.

Canelo is tipped to stop Yildrim in the first half of the fight, with the fifth round representing value.

  • Saul Canelo Alvarez is 54-1-2 as a professional.
  • Saul Canelo Alvarez has seen 36 of his 54 wins come by KO.
  • Saul Canelo Alvarez is the world No. 1 ranked fighter.
  • Saul Canelo Alvarez is a 4-weight world champion.
  • Avni Yildrim is 21-2-0 as a professional.
  • Avni Yildrim is ranked No.2 by the WBC.

Saul Canelo Alvarez Form


Canelo is rated as the best fighter in the world pound for pound by most experts, and is the biggest star in the ring. He defends his WBA and WBC super middleweight titles against Avni Yildrim.

The 30-year-old Mexican's career record stands at 54-1-2 with 36 victories by KO in his 15-year career as a professional.

It started as a light welterweight and saw Canelo graduate to WBC super welterweight champion with victory over Matthew Hatton is 2011, before following up against Shane Mosley and Austin Trout.

In 2013, Canelo lost by a majority decision in his super fight with Floyd Mayweather. But he has not looked backed since. 

He defeated Miguel Cotto for the WBC middleweight title in 2015. He then drew with WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in 2017 before defeating him on points in the rematch.

Two years ago, Canelo turned to the light heavyweight division and claimed the WBO title with a knockout victory over Sergey Kovalev. 

It was back to super midleweight at the end of 2020 with Canelo lifting the WBA and WBC belts with victory over Callum Smith to become a four-weight champion.

Avni Yildrim Form


Avni Yildrim is ranked No.2 by the WBC and is the mandatory challenge for the WBC title - despite losing his latest fight for the belt to Anthony Dirrell.

The Turk lost to American Dirrell in February 2019 on a technical decision when they clashed for the vacant WBC super middleweight title. 

Dirrell subsequently lost his title to David Benavides, who was stripped of the belt after failing a drug test. That meant Canelo picked up the vacant belt against Smith, and that Yildrim gets his shot at the title again.

One of Yildrim's biggest days was his fight with Chris Eubank Jr. in the World Boxing Super Series back in 2017, but he was knocked out in three rounds to lose his unbeaten record. 

Yildrim won his next five fights before losing for only the second time as a professional in the scrap with Dirrell.

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The pair clash in a super middleweight title fight. The WBA and WBC belts are up for grabs.

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Verdict

Canelo should make light work of Yildrim, who is not in the same league. The Mexican has too much for Yildrim in every department.

Canelo will finish it in the first half of the fight, with the fifth round offering value.

Best Bet: Alvarez in Rounds 1-6 Round Group Betting @-250.00 at BetMGM - 8 Units
Value Bet: Alvarez in Round 5 Round Betting @650.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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