To Sam Voltz: Canelo Alvarez should choose to head in the direction of three-belt light heavyweight champion Arthur Beterbiev in September rather than revisit his conqueror Dmitry Bivol for a second fight in September .
Beterbiev (19-0, 19 KOs) is a much better fighter than Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) over Bivol. , powerful jabs, and his expertise in picking up punches deftly.
Fighting Beterbiev first before facing Bivol in a rematch makes the most sense for Canelo.
On paper, Canelo will play Beterbiev the same way Sergey Kovalev did and he will catch him at the right time. I can’t say it’s showing a performance.
Canelo’s hand speed and counter-punching ability give him a better chance of defeating Beterbiev than Bivol. Last Saturday night we saw how Anthony Yard successfully checked Beterbiev for repeated left hooks and uppercuts.
These punches are one of Canelo’s favorite weapons, and he has a chance to hit them more often against Beterbiev than against Yarde.
Most people feel that Canelo shouldn’t waste his time fighting Vivol again. Canelo is a novice compared to Bivol, and that won’t change in his seven months through September.
Even if Canelo loses to Beterbiev, there won’t be much backlash against him as he’s facing one of the best fighters in the 175-pound division.
If Canelo were to beat Beterbiev, it would be a huge achievement and fans would pour buckets of praise over his head.
“Callum Smith will fight in Liverpool on March 11th. That will be announced early next week,” Eddie Hahn told Matchroom Boxing. “It’s an interesting dynamic at light heavyweight. We have Callum Smith, Joshua Buatsi and Dmitry Bivol.
“Frank Warren has Anthony Yard. Bob Arum has Artur Beterbiev. Ultimately, the match everyone wants to see is Artur Beterbiev versus Dmitry Bivol.
“Next to Beterbiev is Callum Smith. Alvarez wants a match with Dmitry Bivol, he wants revenge, it could be 168.
“Even the undisputed championship could be 168. Dmitry was able to fight for the 175 undisputed championship soon afterwards. Thanks to I think it’s one of the best fights in boxing, can’t wait to see it.