Canelo Alvarez has apparently decided to move forward for a rematch with Dmitry Bivol after making adjustments with Jon Ryder in May.
Canelo, 32, clearly feels pressure from his followers to at least try to avenge his loss to Vivol, but in this case he has to ignore them.
Alvarez has always been meticulous about matchmaking during his long career, so it seemed out of character to suddenly become a daring risk-taker by playing against Bivol.
In the eyes of many boxing fans, it would be a bad idea for Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) to fight Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) again. Five rounds by the Nevada judges in a fight in which he looked like he could only win two.
Bivol later admitted that he deliberately took his foot off the accelerator after Canelo’s successful first two rounds in the first half of the contest. not.
One thing Canelo expects from him in the rematch with Bivol is that it will likely take place at 168.
Combined with the possibility of the rematch taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, it’s the same venue where Canelo fought Bivol last May, and the same location where his fight with Gennady Golovkin took place. chance to win.
“Last May, Canelo Alvarez lost to Dmitry Bivol at light heavyweight. Since then, he has beaten 40-year-old Gennady Golovkin at super-middleweight in a trilogy fight,” says Max on Boxing. ‘s Max Kellerman said.
“Is he really going to fight Vivol again? Because that seems like a bad idea to me. It’s the hardest fight for him.
“I think Beterbiev would be the most fan-friendly match, and in fact I don’t think Beterbiev could win that match. Can you tell me something?”
“Well, I spoke with Eddie Hahn this week and he believes the current plan is for Canelo Alvarez to fight John Ryder in May and then pursue a fight with Bivol. 175, which Canelo maintains at 168, but this time the undisputed champion,” said Mike Coppinger.
“Canelo was immobile the whole time. After the Golovkin fight he had wrist surgery. He said he wasn’t 100 per cent when he fought Bivol. He had the surgery so it will be easier for him to fight John Ryder. wax.
“He believes he fought at 168 after the surgery, and now that he’s fought Bivol for 12 rounds, he feels more confident.
“As for Bivol, he said he had no problem fighting Canelo at 168 and was not interested in a rematch at 175. It was 10-2. Forget what the judges said in that fight.” Bivol wants to be the undisputed champion.
“So I think it’s overwhelmingly like Canelo Vivol in September,” Coppinger said.
“Bivol is both a light heavyweight and a super middleweight,” Kellerman said. “He was always super middleweight, light heavyweight.
“Okay, if Canelo can do that, that’s great. His challenge is commendable, but Bivol really can box, so he might lose the undisputed super-middleweight championship.”
“Canelo’s wrong style of cutting the ring with a really good counterpunch is fast with his hands but not as fast with his feet. It’s a bad combination for someone like Bivol.
“By the way, Benavidez is still active. If you want to identify a player that people really want to see Canelo play, it’s Benavidez. Let’s see what he does against Plant,” Kellerman said.