Ahmet Oner, promoter for super middleweight contender Avni Yildrim, is confident his boxer will pull off a massive upset when he faces WBC, WBA world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

The contest has a deal in place for February 27 in Miami, Florida. The event will be carried by the DAZN streaming service.

Yildirm's training camp is already coming together with head trainer Joel Diaz set to travel over this weekend. 

"Yes, from my side everything is okay," Oner told Sky Sports. "I wait for the contract return. Verbally it's all agreed, I think we are waiting only to get the contract back. He [Yildirim] is excited. We expect in the next 10 days everything has to be finished. His coach Joel Diaz, we agreed he will arrive, he will fly out on Sunday to Turkey."

Canelo was in action last month in Texas, when he dominated unbeaten Callum Smith over twelve rounds to capture the WBA, WBC straps.

Smith, although a much bigger fighter from a physical standpoint, was unable to deal with Canelo's pressure.

According to Oner, his boxer will fight in the same manner as Gennadiy Golovkin, who fought with Canelo twice - with both contests being close.

"The styles are different, Avni is more of a Golovkin-style fighter," said Oner when assessing Smith's display.

"Avni also has an excellent jab and I believe he will try more. Callum Smith, in my opinion, did not try anything. He disappointed, even if he went the 12 rounds, but it was a one-sided fight. Nothing against Smith, maybe the pressure was too big, maybe it was short notice, I don't know.

"Avni has a two-year break but he is, in my opinion, more fresh now. The date is close, February 27th, never say no to a world title fight. We are going to give a good performance and I trust Avni."