Moments after defending his two super middleweight world titles Canelo Alvarez looked irritated. And he showed it.

Moments after defending his two super middleweight world titles in a three-round annihilation of Turkey’s Avni Yildirim, Canelo Alvarez looked annoyed.

Alvarez, the WBC and WBA super middleweight world champion, needed just three rounds to crush the mandatory challenger with minimal fuss. His ring walk might have been more intense.

The Mexican star scored his 37th knockout, Yildirim proving no match whatsoever, with his corner calling it off at start of the fourth round after he was knocked down in the third round.

While Alvarez had plenty to celebrate, things soured quickly during the post-fight interview in the ring with DAZN. After the reigning world champion answered a question, he was seen turning around and telling off a couple of guys in the background who were jumping up and down and pointing to their T-shirts with Jake Paul’s and Ben Askren’s face on them.

Paul and Askren are to face off in an exhibition fight in April, with fodder online suggesting the move was a publicity stunt. Whether Alvarez knew about it or not he didn’t seem too happy as he appeared to call them ‘f—ers’ as they shuffled off.

https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/1365881917644668928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/canelofanboy/status/1365884562165833728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Canelo arrived via a seven-minute ringwalk that almost lasted longer than the fight itself.

He entered Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to a mix of songs from Colombian singer J. Balvin with the whole shebang – a dance crew, flares and a fire display.

If Alvarez was worn out he didn’t look it – punishing Yildrim with numerous power shots with the Turkish fighter’s corner concerned about the amount of punishment he was copping. In the third round alone Canelo landed 31 shots alone.

“I’m giving you one more f—ing round! Show me something,” the fighter was told.

“I’m here to take care of you. If you’re not showing me you’re okay, I’m going to stop you.”

Yildrim, who hadn’t fought in 735 days, reportedly made $2.5 million USD for the fight and his record falls to 21-3.

Alvarez hopes 2021 will be a busy year and said he is seeking unification fights. The Mexican star confirmed there have been preliminary conversations for a bout with Billy Joe Saunders, the World Boxing Organization titleholder, in May. Caleb Plant holds the fourth sanctioning body belt.

News

By

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.