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Returning to south Florida this weekend is major championship boxing as pound-for-pound great Canelo Alvarez is set to put his pair of 168-pound titles on the line against mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium (which airs on DAZN starting at 7 p.m. ET). The matchup is a bit confusing on paper as Yildirim hasn’t fought in nearly two years and lost in his most recent outing, but boxing politics remain the name of the game if you want to hold all the belts.
So, right or wrong, Alvarez will put his WBA and WBC super middleweight championships on the line against Yildirim as the WBC has demanded. He’ll do so as a -4000 favorite, a betting line wherein a $4000 bet on Alvarez will win you just $100, and that likely undersells Alvarez’s chances of having his hand raised.
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With those long odds on the bout winner, those with an itch to lay down a little money at the betting window will likely turn to prop bets surrounding the fight. To that end, we’ve taken a look at the odds and have laid out our picks for the best bets to make ahead of Alvarez’s battle with Yildirim. Odds via William Hill Sportsbook.
The first thing that jumps out in the lines is the disparity between Alvarez via decision and the fight going on the distance. If you were to have interest in Alvarez taking a decision win, you get extra value by simply taking the fight to go the distance. It also provides some security in the unlikely event that Yildirim somehow scrapes out a win on the scorecards. Until a shift in the odds that makes Alvarez via decision a better line than the fight going the distance, taking that line should be out of the question.
The +700 odds for the fight going the distance suggests an implied 12% chance of that result.
Yildirim’s fight with Chris Eubank Jr. in 2017 combined with Alvarez’s power has made Alvarez via knockout the frontrunner for method of result. In the Eubank fight, Yildirim was caught repeatedly by clean, blistering power shots and didn’t manage to get out of the third round before getting flattened.
Alvarez has true power, but also exceptional boxing skills. Despite that power, Alvarez only has a 29% knockout rate since 2017. Yildirim isn’t quite on the level of most of the men Alvarez has faced during that time. He’s not quite a Danny Jacobs or Callum Smith, and certainly not on the level of Gennadiy Golovkin.
Canelo Alvarez makes a quick turnaround back into the ring tonight against Avni Yildirim, with the full card starting around 7 pm ET streaming live on DAZN.
The ring walks for the Canelo-Yildirim main event are being advertised for around 10 pm ET. Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for the evening’s featured bouts: Canelo-Yildirim, McWilliams Arroyo vs Abraham Rodriguez, and Zhilei Zhang vs Jerry Forrest. We’ll have fight-by-fight results posted as each bout comes in.
Predictions: Canelo vs Yildirim
Canelo is defending the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles, facing his WBC mandatory challenger, Yildirim. The fight is seen as a mismatch by most, but it’s a chance to see a real star make a return just two months after his last fight, very rare anymore, and if Canelo wins as expected, he’s anticipated to face WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders on May 8.
How to Watch Canelo vs Yildirim
Date: Saturday, Feb. 27 | Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL
Online Coverage: BadLeftHook.com
The Arroyo-Rodriguez co-feature replaces what was supposed to be Arroyo challenging Julio Cesar Martinez for the WBC flyweight title. Martinez pulled out Thursday with a broken hand. Rodriguez is coming in on extremely short notice, and the interim WBC flyweight title will be at stake.
Zhang-Forrest is set for 10 rounds in the heavyweight division, and we’ll also see prospects Diego Pacheco and Marc Castro in action.
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Main Card (DAZN, 7:00 pm ET)
Canelo Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO) vs Avni Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO), super middleweights, 12 rounds, for Canelo’s WBC and WBA titles
McWilliams Arroyo (20-4, 15 KO) vs Abraham Rodriguez (27-2, 13 KO), flyweights, 12 rounds, for vacant interim WBC title
Zhilei Zhang (22-0, 17 KO) vs Jerry Forrest (26-4, 20 KO), heavyweights, 10 rounds
Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KO) vs Rodolfo Gomez Jr (14-4-1, 10 KO), super middleweights, 8 rounds
Marc Castro (1-0, 1 KO) vs John Moraga (1-2, 1 KO), junior lightweights, 4 rounds