The top fighter in boxing will finally mark his comeback set on February 27.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will fight mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim for the WBC middleweight belt.
Alvarez is fresh from a win after securing the vacant WBA super middleweight belt last December against Callum Smith.
The number one pound-for-pound king now has two middleweight belts under his name, and according to reports, after successfully defending the title, Alvarez plans to go for the undisputed match.
This means he will challenge fellow champions Billy Joe Saunders, his initial opponent last year, and Caleb Plant.
For Yildirim, it will be his most significant break opportunity after a year layoff.
His last fight was a loss to Anthony Dirrell via a hair split decision.
Alvarez stands with 54 wins with 36 knockouts, one loss, and two draws, while Yildirim has 21 wins with 12 knockouts and two defeats.