Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is still king.
Alvarez (54-1-2) was far too much for his challenger Avni Yildirim (21-3) to handle. Alvarez was able to retain his WBC Middleweight Title and WBA World Super Middleweight title with a third round TKO of his opponent. Alvarez's opponent gave up after the third round, securing the finish of the fight.
The moment that secured the win for Canelo -- pic.twitter.com/mxofve7qMj— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) February 28, 2021
Alvarez is now unbeaten in the 14 fights since his lone loss to Floyd Mayweather way back in 2013. Avni Yildirim was coming off of a loss, and a two-year layoff, and hasn't won a fight since September 2018.
Elsewhere on the show, former UFC Flyweight title contender John Moraga was soundly beaten by Marc Castro, and was actually dropped just seconds into the fight.
Marc Castro dropped his opponent SEVEN SECONDS into the fight -- pic.twitter.com/38dCy8Y8Mi— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) February 28, 2021
You can see full results below:
Canelo Alvarez defeated Avni Yildirim, TKO round 3 (3:00)
McWilliams Arroyo defeated Abraham Rodriguez, TKO round 5 (1:41)
Zhilei Zhang defeated Jerry Forrest via majority decision (93-95, 93-93, 93-93)
Diego Pacheco defeated Rodolfo Gomez Jr via unanimous decision (79-73, 79-73, 79-73)
Marc Castro defeated John Moraga via TKO, round 2 (2:29)