The Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, one of the three best pound-for-pound fighters of the moment, will reappear in the sheds against the Turkish Avni Yildirim in a fight for the super middleweight title of the World Boxing Council (WBC).
«The WBC Governing Board voted to order Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, a multi-division world champion who holds the WBC Franchise Champion designation, to face mandatory division contender Avni Yildirim for the vacant super middleweight championship of the Council “, informed the institution.
The WBC explained that later it will give more details of the fight that will mean the return of the fighter, who entered the ring for the last time on November 2 when he defeated Russian Sergey Kovalev by knockout in Las Vegas and conquered the light heavyweight belt of the World Boxing Organization (WBO).
Álvarez, with 53 victories, 36 of them on the fast track, 2 draws and 1 loss, is the highest grossing fighter today, who goes through a moment of consecration at the age of 30 despite being criticized by some of some fans, unhappy with his style.
Yildirim, 29, has 21 wins, 12 decided ahead of time, with a couple of losses, including that of his last presentation, on February 23 against American Anthony Dirrell for the WBC super middleweight belt.
The title that Canelo and Yildirim will fight for is vacant after Mexican-American David Benevidez failed to weigh 168 pounds last weekend in his fight against Colombian Alexis Angulo.
The reappearance of ‘Canelo’ is one of the most anticipated news in boxing in this 2020 for being one of the most mediatic boxers, although inactive for more than nine months due to the emergency of COVID-19.
The World Council did not specify the date of the fight, or if it will be behind closed doors as they have been since the return to boxing activity after a stoppage caused by the coronavirus.
Among the most anticipated fights that can be held in the rest of the year are that of the Mexicans Miguel Bertchel and Óscar Valdez, for the WBC super featherweight title, and that of the WBC bantamweight champion, Mariana Juárez, against Jackie Nava. . EFE (HN)