Canelo Alvarez once again showcased why he is the best boxer in the game right now. Alvarez cruised to victory over Avni Yildirim in their fight on Saturday night.


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Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) was a huge favorite in the fight and showed why the fight was never in doubt. He peppered Yildirim with ease throughout their nine minutes in the ring. He secured a knockdown in the third round with a right hand that landed flush on Yildirim’s face.

The fight was never viewed as a challenge for Alvarez. Yildirim had mostly only fought in Europe. He came to the U.S. to face Anthony Dirrell in 2019 and lost.

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What’s next for Alvarez? Well, after the fight, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn confirmed that Alvarez will face WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders in a unification bout on May 8 at a location to be determined.

“I want to make history,” Alvarez said in the postfight interview. “I want to be one of the best in the world.”