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Canelo Alvarez looking forward to Billy Joe Saunders clash

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Avni Yildirim was defeated in three rounds.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will face Billy Joe Saunders in May seeking to become the undisputed super-middleweight world champion after his victory over Avni Yilidirim on Saturday night.

Alvarez needed only three rounds to see off WBC mandatory challenger Yilidrim in Miami, defending his WBC and WBA titles.

Within hours of the win a bout with WBO champion Saunders was confirmed for May 8 in a venue to be determined.

"We want to unify the division," Alvarez said. "He's a world champion, we want to go for it and we need to go for it. He's a very difficult fighter and has a championship, the WBO.

"People talk but I'm a very mature fighter and I know how to control myself. All I need to do is go into the ring, win and make history."

"It's because it hasn't been done, no one has done it in Latin America. In the world only a few fighters have done it, the best. I want to make history and be one of the best in the world."

Saunders, who boasts a 30-0 record, will be defending his title for a third time after most recently sending Martin Murray into retirement with a comprehensive win.

"Canelo, I'm ready to rock and roll," the 31-year-old said. "You have to dare to be great and you aren't going to be a great if you don't beat the greats.

Billy Joe Saunders has a 30-0 record (Paul Harding/PA)

"I believe I am the only one with the footwork, knowhow, skillset, mindset and brain to unlock that door in Canelo.

"He's the main man in the sport and the face of boxing. You have to give him respect, he hasn't ducked anyone, he's beaten good names, but nobody is unbeatable, and I believe I have got the tools to beat him if I use them properly and if the gameplan comes off that I believe works."

Alvarez made light work of Yildirim in Miami, securing victory when the Turk retired late in the third round.

Alvarez had a strong start as he hit Yildirim with a big left hook then spent the remainder of the first round working the Turk's body.

Yildirim copped more shots in the second as Canelo continued the punishment, with the challenger knocked down by a straight right in the third.

Yildirim got up but his corner waved the fight off moments later, marking the third loss in the Turk's 24-fight career.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd31189461342763
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham31167851391255
5Chelsea31159750311954
6Liverpool31157953371652
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs311471052351749
8Everton30146104138348
9Arsenal31136124335845
10Leeds UnitedLeeds31143144949045
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves31108133141-1038
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
14Southampton31106153956-1736
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
16Burnley3189142542-1733
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3188153251-1932
18Fulham32511162442-1826
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd3142251755-3814
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