Mexican Saul Alvarez defended the titles of the world champion according to the versions of the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Association (WBA) in the weight category up to 76.2 kg. In a 12-round duel in Miami (USA, Florida), he defeated the Turk Avni Yıldırım by TKO after the third round.
The 30-year-old Alvarez’s track record now includes 55 wins (37 by KO), one defeat and two draws. The Mexican defended his WBC and WBA titles for the first time, which he won on December 20 last year, defeating Briton Callum Smith by decision. Now Alvarez can hold a unification fight against the World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champion, British Billy Joe Saunders.
The 29-year-old Yildirim has 21 wins (12 by knockout), three defeats. He has already boxed for the WBC world title, losing in the last fight in February 2019 to American Anthony Dirrell by a technical decision in the 10th round.