Canelo Alvarez was defeated by Dmitry Bivol in their first bout, which took place a year ago. Recently, Dmitry Bivol has given hints that he may want to face Canelo again.
In a fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in May 2022, Bivol defeated Canelo, the reigning undisputed super middleweight champion. Since then, there has been some speculation about the two boxers battling each other again in the future.
“MI CUERPO NO ME RESPONDIÓ”: CANELO SOBRE SU DERROTA ANTE DMITRY BIVOL
Saúl Álvarez declaró que su cuerpo no respondió en la batalla ante Dmitry Bivol, que perdió por decisión unánime.
“He visto la pelea dos o tres veces, veo que me cansé, quise intentar hacer algo" pic.twitter.com/3Jnqg0z8Hk
— Cd Carmen.TV (@CdCarmenTV) June 28, 2022
Bivol made his debut as a professional boxer in 2014, and in the 21 bouts that he has participated in since then, he has never been defeated. The Kyrgyzstan-born boxer, who is currently 32 years old, has earned victories over a number of well-known competitors, including Umar Salamov, Craig Richards, Gilbert Castillo Rivera, Joe Smith Jr., and Jean Pascal, amongst many others.
Saul Alvarez, another dominant boxer in the division, had a long and successful career as a professional boxer, during which he competed in 62 bouts and ultimately won 58 of them. The only two fights in which the Mexican fighter has ever been defeated were by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013 and Dmitrii Bivol in 2022.
Bivol, who had stated as recently as a few weeks ago that he had no intention of fighting Saul again, has apparently changed his mind and is now interested in fighting the Mexican. Aiming to add to his collection of titles, the Russian boxer believes he can do it by facing Canelo.
“What I want is more championships, I don’t care who has them, I just want more belts. Semi-complete or super middleweight, where it’s easier to make the fight, that’s what I’m going to choose,”
— Boxing Habit (@boxing_habit) January 14, 2023
Dmitrii and Alvarez recently won their last fights against Gilberto Ramirez and Gennady Golovkin, respectively. Even though it hasn’t been officially announced, boxing fans can rest assured that another bout between these two will be highly anticipated.