Published On: Sun, Feb 28th, 2021

Boxing tonight: Schedules, live streams, fight times for Canelo Alvarez and Tommy Fury | Boxing | Sport


Canelo Alvarez is back in the ring tonight just two-and-a-half months after his last outing against Callum Smith in December. The pound-for-pound great defends his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim in Miami.

It’s the first bout of the two-fight deal he signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing following his recent split with Golden Boy Promotions.

The Turkish underdog is ranked No 1 with the WBC but has not fought in two years, when he was beaten by Anthony Dirrell in Minneapolis.

Yildirim comes into the fight as a massive underdog, as Canelo looks to warm up for a potential mega-clash with Billy Joe Saunders in May.

British fans may remember him after he was on the end of a brutal knockout from Chris Eubank Jr in the World Boxing Super Series in 2017.

Chinese heavyweight Zhang Zhilea, who is tipped to fight Anthony Joshua one day, is also on the card.

Elsewhere, Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy is back and will headline BT Sport’s card tonight.

The broadcasters saved the show after the main event between Anto Cacace against Lyon Woodstock for the British super-featherweight title was cancelled.

Woodstock tested positive for Covid but Fury will still get the chance to fight against 0-9 Scott Williams.

Here are the important details you need to watch the action…

Schedules

Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim

Zhang Zhilea vs Jerry Forrest

Diego Pacheco vs Rodolfo Gomez Jr

Marc Castro vs Raul Corona

Aaron Aponte vs Harry Gigliotti

Keyshawn Davis vs Lester Brown

Alexis Espino vs Ashton Sykes

BT Sport Show

Anthony Cacace vs Lyon Woodstock – OFF

Tommy Fury vs Scott Williams

Kaisy Khademi vs Ijaz Ahmed

Nathan Heaney vs Ryan Oliver

Sam Noakes vs Delmar Thomas

Masood Abdulah vs Taka Bembere

Amaar Akbar vs Chris Adaway

Adan Mohamed vs Brett Fidoe

Live Streams

Canelo vs Yildirim will be live on American streaming service DAZN.

If you’re interested in watching, you can do so in the UK at the cost of £1.99.

The fight can then be streamed via the app or online.

BT Sport will be showing the full Fury card on BT Sport 1.

It is also available via the app which can be streamed on laptops, smart TVs, phones, tablets and game consoles.

Fight Times

Canelo vs Yildirim is set to take place in the early hours of Sunday morning, UK time.

The main event is expected to get underway at around 4am, although there is every chance the undercard could slightly overrun.

As for Fury, the undercard will get underway from 6pm.

He is expected to make his way to the ring at around 8pm.



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