Blazers’ Damian Lillard offers blunt reaction to Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim TKO
The Portland Trail Blazers have a couple of days off before their next game, which means Damian Lillard had some time to watch to some Saturday night boxing. The Blazers superstar tuned in for the Canelo Alvarez title defense against Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The reigning super-middleweight champion easily strolled his way to a Round 3 TKO victory in dominant fashion. Canelo bombed Yildirim with little resistance through the first three rounds, which forced the challenger to call it quits before the start of the 4th round. Damian Lillard did not hold back in his assessment of the fight, claiming Yildirim “had no business” challenging Canelo for the belt.
He had no business in there with Canelo
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 28, 2021
Damian Lillard is known as an avid boxing fan and often tunes in for big fights such as the one on Saturday night. In fact, he has gone on record saying that boxing is the sport he loves to watch most.
And it’s not like Damian Lillard is just a casual fan. He actually has his knees deep into the sport. Many former and current fighters have claimed that Lillard really does know his stuff in terms of boxing.
With his love for the sport, the 6-time All-Star has even included boxing as part of off-season training program. Damian Lillard posted clips of himself on his Instagram engaging in a sparring session during the two-month layoff.
Though Damian Lillard claims his passion for boxing, there’s no need to doubt about his commitment for basketball. It’s pretty evident with the way he’s playing this season how much work his puts into his craft as one of the best hoopers in the world.
Damian Lillard, who is averaging 29.8 points and 8.0 assists this season, is piecing together an MVP-caliber campaign as he continues to keep this depleted Blazers squad afloat in the loaded Western Conference.