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The WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring super middleweight titles will be on the line Saturday when defending champion Saul Canelo Alvarez takes on Avni Yildirim. The scheduled 12-round match is expected to get underway at 10 p.m. ET from Hard Rock Stadium, where seating will be limited to 15,000 fans due to COVID-19. Yildirim enters the bout having won five of his past six matches, the only blemish being a technical decision to Anthony Dirrell in February 2019. The fight was stopped in the 10th round after Dirrell was accidentally cut above his left eye during a head clash.
Alvarez has been on a mission since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14, 2013, going 12-0-1. He is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision win over Callum Smith in December and is now ready for the mandatory challenger. William Hill Sportsbook pegs Alvarez as a -4000 favorite (risk $4,000 to win $100) in the latest Alvarez vs. Yildirim odds, with the Turkish fighter getting +1500 (risk $100 to win $1,500) as the underdog. Before making any Alvarez vs. Yildirim picks,
A 2020 Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D’Amato Manager of the Year nominee, Kahn has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on inside and outside of the ring. Kahn has managed numerous world champions and currently manages 20 fighters through his company, Fight Game Advisors. He can be seen and heard weekly on “The Fight Guys” on YouTube.
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Now, with Saturday’s showdown fast approaching, Kahn has studied Alvarez vs. Yildirim from every angle, identified the best value in the boxing odds and released highly confident picks.
Alvarez vs. Yildirim preview
Yildirim gets the opportunity to put his last fight behind him, but could face a stiff challenge in Alvarez. Yildirim is a heavy underdog and prone to a good uppercut, one that was his downfall in his third-round knockout loss to Chris Eubank Jr. in 2017. He is not lacking in confidence and has steadily regained the form that led to a 16-0 start to his career.
Yildirim is 8-2 in his last 10 bouts and will look to avoid being just a speed bump in Alvarez’s way. In the past three years, Yildirim has been formidable with one TKO victory, two unanimous decisions and one major decision win.
Alvarez is known as a hard-hitter and has bludgeoned more than one opponent. He already has another title defense on May 8 against WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
Alvarez wastes little time getting to the point. In his last fight against Smith, he went on the attack immediately and never relented en route to a unanimous decision victory. Only Smith’s grit prevented him from being Alvarez’s knockout victim No. 37.
How to make Alvarez vs. Yildirim picks
Kahn has a strong pick on who wins. In fact, he says a critical X-factor you’re not even thinking about will decide this highly-anticipated fight. He’s also backing a prop that pays 5-1.
Who wins Alvarez vs. Yildirim? And which prop is a must-back? and find out.