By Xavier Porter – Brooklyn, NY

The “human-highlight” that has come to be Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, put on a spectacular ring entrance, that followed with a third-round knock TKO of his opponent in Miami, at the Hard Rock Stadium.

Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) did exactly what needed to be done: put on a show and move forward to the next one.

In fighting his mandatory challenger and former sparring partner Anvi Yildirim, there were no stones uncovered as Alvarez landed several powerful punches, eventually leading to a knockdown after a right to the chin of his opponent.

Yildirim (21-3-2, 12 KOs) looked confused and befuddled after being dropped to the canvass. Without any offensive strategy working his way, Yildirim’s trainer, Joel Diaz Sr. decided to call a halt to the fight before his fighter took any more punishment.

Yildirim landed the fight against Alvarez as a mandatory challenger through the WBC, having previously agreed to waive that status to set up a fight between Alvarez and Callum Smith last December. There was little reason for Yildirim to face the biggest star in boxing otherwise, as he had not fought in two years entering Saturday, lost his last fight and tested positive for two performance-enhancing drugs in Oct. 2019.

Yildirim landed the fight against Alvarez as a mandatory challenger through the WBC, having previously agreed to waive that status to set up a fight between Alvarez and Callum Smith last December. There was little reason for Yildirim to face the biggest star in boxing otherwise, as he had not fought in two years entering Saturday, lost his last fight and tested positive for two performance-enhancing drugs in Oct. 2019.

Alvarez, who remains in possession of the WBC, RING, WBA, IBF Super Middleweight titles has locked in a May 8 showdown with undefeated Billy Joe Saunders, the current WBO Super Middleweight Champion, for a unified title fight.

A showcase of different styles, being Saunders the slick southpaw and Canelo being a strong, powerful force, one can only imagine how this fight will play out.

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