Canelo: “No Mexican Has Won All The Belts At 168! I Will Make History!”

Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim Live on DAZN February 27 @ 7:00 PM ET

Canelo Alvarez with the WBC and WBA titles; Avini Yildirim says no; Billy Joe Saunders laughs; Caleb Plant celebrates victory
From left to bottom right: Canelo Alvarez, Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant.

Canelo Alvarez on the road to making super middleweight history!

Canelo Alvarez says his desire to create history is the driving force that keeps him striving for greatness as he prepares to defend his WBC, WBA Super and Ring Magazine Super Middleweight titles against WBC #1 contender Avni Yildirim at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Live worldwide Saturday February 27, on DAZN (except Mexico) with tickets on sale with Ticketmaster.

Fight card coverage starts at 7:00 PM ET with the main card starting approximately at 10:00 PM ET.


Alvarez (54-1-2 36 KOs) is straight back into action following his clinical win over former WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith in December to claim unified status and now puts his 168lb belts on the line as he plots his path to becoming the first fighter and Mexican to be undisputed champion at super middleweight.

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The pound for pound king believes he can set the example for other fighters to follow and look to claim all the belts and secure a legacy, something that motivates him and his trainer Eddy Reynoso to strive to break records and set new goals.

Canelo Alvarez – Unified Super Middleweight Champion

“It’s important for me and Eddy because very few people have achieved becoming undisputed champions. And that’s a short-term goal for us. To win all the titles at 168 pounds.

“Obviously, no Mexican has ever done it. So that’s our short-term goal. To keep making history. And that’s what we want. Eddy and I have always wanted the best. And we want to keep making history.

“I think it’s important, not just for me, but for all fighters. To make history in boxing is very important, I think. It’s very important to me to leave behind a legacy in this sport. And that’s why we’re doing this. To keep making history so when people talk about boxing, they always remember me.”

Canelo’s clash with Yildirim is part of huge night of action at the home of the Miami Dolphins.

Julio Cesar Martinez (17-1 13 KOs) provides the chief support as he defends his WBC flyweight title against mandatory challenger McWilliams Arroyo (20-4 15 KOs) while Chinese heavyweight star Zhilei Zhang (22-0 17 KOs) faces Jerry Forrest (26-4 20 KOs) over ten rounds.

A host of young talents get the chance to shine on the card in the form of Diego Pacheco. (10-0 8 KOs), Alexis Espino (6-0 4 KOs), Marc Castro (1-0 1 KO) and Aaron Aponte (1-0 1 KO).

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