Mexican boxing star Santos “Canelo” Alvarez has embarrassed Turkish rival Avni Yildirim to defend his WBC and WBA tremendous middleweight titles.
The duo confronted off at Miami’s Exhausting Rock Stadium in entrance of 15,000 followers on Sunday AEDT, with Alvarez claiming a TKO victory within the third spherical.
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It was all one-way site visitors within the ring, with necessary challenger Yildirim totally outclassed by the reigning champion.
After a methodical opening spherical — throughout which Yildirim landed simply one in every of 29 punches — Alvarez dropped his opponent with a left proper mixture to the pinnacle within the third spherical.
As a shell-shocked Yildirim sat within the nook, coach Joel Diaz yelled: “I’m providing you with another f***ing spherical! Present me one thing. I’m right here to care for you. In case you’re not displaying me you’re okay, I’m going to cease you.”
Diaz finally waved off the combat earlier than the fourth spherical received underway, the referee ending the bout.
In 9 minutes of motion, Alvarez recorded 58 energy punches, whereas Yildirim managed simply 4.
Followers had been understandably dissatisfied by the end result, lashing organisers for as soon as pairing Alvarez with an opponent effectively under his commonplace.
Boxing reporter Dan Rafael tweeted: “I PROMISE you Canelo has had more durable sparring periods.
“That epitomised the very worst of the necessary system. If Yildirim had no less than appeared to attempt, OK. However he did NOTHING.
“I get stopping fights however that was pathetic. Yildirim didn’t attempt.”
In accordance with studies, Yildirim made US$2.5 million for the bout, whereas Alvarez made eight figures.
Alvarez’s skilled document improves to 55-1-2 with 36 knockouts.
The 30-year-old now appears to be like forward at a unification bout in opposition to WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders, with the combat scheduled for Might.
Earlier within the card, Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo gained a second-tier world flyweight title with a fifth-round technical knockout over late alternative Abraham Rodriguez.
Canelo Alvarez defeated Avni Yildirim for the WBC and WBA tremendous middleweight titles — R3 TKO
McWilliams Arroyo defeated Abraham Rodriguez for the WBC interim flyweight title — R5 TKO
Zhilei Zhang vs Jerry Forrest (heavyweight) — majority draw, 93-95, 93-93 x 2
Diego Pacheco defeated Rodolfo Gomez Jr. (tremendous middleweight) — unanimous determination, 79-73 x 3
Marc Castro defeated John Moraga (junior light-weight) — R2 KO