Boxing live blog: Follow Canelo-Yildirim

Associated Press

Alvarez not taking heavy underdog Yildirim lightly

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has reached a point in his boxing career where he can dictate terms. One of the sport’s best pound-for-pound fighters and arguably its most popular, Alvarez can determine fight patterns, moving between divisions while sanctioning bodies keep him as champion in separate weight classes. The 30-year-old from Mexico can also choose his opponents, and Avni Yildirim, whom he will fight Saturday night, raised eyebrows.

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