In the last scheduled statement for Saturday’s bout in Miami, United States, Mexican boxing star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, didn’t go out of the outline he has been building for years, announcing that he wants to become a boxer with a historical legacy, eager to win, regardless of the opponent. His counterpart, Turkey’s Avni Yildirim, tries to spread confidence over the press, even though the task of defeating the Mexican boxer is very big.
“I respect all fighters. I know he has a lot of tools. I have the same mentality. I’m focused on trying to make history. I love being here what I do and fight, It’s my life. We’re going to take these fights, fight-by-fight, and hopefully I can fight 4 times this year.” said Alvarez, making it clear what is the course to follow in 2021, and the first on the list is Yildirim.
“I’m focused on my rival Saturday… I am one hundred percent on this”. he said.
The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami is the chosen venue to host Canelo with fifteen thousand fans in times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yildirim and the fight that will mark his life
Raising a banner of nothing to lose, everything to gain, the Turkish Yildirim knows that the opportunity to fight Canelo for the WBA super championship and the WBC super middleweight belt at stake, he must recognize himself as lucky and will try to make the Mexican’s night bitter.
“Canelo is a great champion, but this Saturday is my time. To be here is a fortune. It is an important night for me and my country. I believe that after this fight, boxing will be bigger in my country,” Yildirim considers, despite being the underdog.
Boxing fans will be able to enjoy the event on DAZN’s subscription-based platform in the United States, on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and on ESPN Knockout.