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Canelo Alvarez Destroys Avni Yildirim In Three-Round TKO

Well, that went about like we expected.

Canelo Alvarez absolutely worked Avni Yildirim in a fight that only lasted three rounds. Considering Alvarez was such a heavy favorite in this one, that shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

The first round wasn’t overly exciting, but the constant blows started mounting up in the second. From there, it didn’t last much longer. Alvarez was having his way with Yildirim, and by the end of the third round, it had hit TKO status.

There were fireworks before the fight even started. No, seriously … it was close to being fireworks.

Hey, if you’re going to go big, at least back it up. Alvarez … yeah, he backed it up. The tally for total punches favored Alvarez 67-11. Yes, you read that correctly. The punches he landed on Yildirim were brutal, and people noticed.

Now, Alvarez (55-1-2, 36 KO) will turn his attention to Billy Joe Saunders is a super middleweight unification bout. That fight is set to take place on the weekend after Cinco De Mayo, May 8 being the exact date.

Oh, and we can’t forget to give OutKick writer Bobby Burack credit for calling the TKO. It was his favorite bet of the fight.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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