After defeating John “The Gorilla” Ryder, Canelo Alvarez now has set his target on Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light-heavyweight world championship. Ryder was defeated by the Mexican boxer in a majority decision, upholding his title as the undisputed super middleweight champion.
Despite concerns about Alvarez’s performance after his defeat to Bivol at a light-heavyweight championship bout and less-than-stellar win against Gennady Golovkin in 2022, he proved himself against Ryder.
Canelo Alvarez Sets Sights on Rematch with Bivol and Unbeaten American Benavidez as Other Potential Opponents Loom
Alvarez now seeks a rematch with Bivol, insisting on “same rules, same terms, same everything.” The Russian boxer defeated Alvarez in their previous encounter, but the Mexican is determined to become the second two-time light-heavyweight champion and avenge his loss. Many ans and experts are eagerly anticipating the potential rematch.
While Alvarez’s focus seems to be on Bivol, there are other potential opponents in the mix. Some are pushing for a matchup between Alvarez and David Benavidez, an unbeaten American with a strong record of knockouts. Benavidez beat Caleb Plant by a unanimous decision for the biggest victory of his career, and Alvarez would be well served to face him given his brilliance and constant pressure.
Canelo Alvarez has insisted he wants to rematch Dmitry Bivol for his WBA light-heavyweight world title next: "Everybody knows, we want the rematch with Bivol. Same rules, same terms, same everything. I want it that way."
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 7, 2023
Alvarez proved himself as still a force to be reckoned with in the sport thanks to his resolve to face Bivol again and maintain his title of two-time light-heavyweight champion.
From Injury to Victory: Alvarez Proves He’s Still a Champion
Alvarez’s victory over Ryder was not totally unexpected but the British challenger still put up a tough fight before ultimately being kdefeated by Canelo. The Mexican fighter’s commanding display cemented his status as the undisputed super middleweight champion, now holding the WBA, IBF, WBO, WBC, and the Ring lineal title.
In the past, Alvarez has expressed concerns about his left wrist injury slowing him down in fights. Despite concerns about his performance, Alvarez’s victory over Ryder proved that he is still at the top of his game.
In addition to Bivol, fans, and experts have also been pushing for a potential matchup between Alvarez and David Benavidez. Benavidez is very well unbeaten and has won in total 23 out of his 27 matches by TKO. He recently earned the most significant win of his career with a unanimous decision victory over Caleb Plant, exhibiting a powerful jab and much relentless pressure.
Who do you want the Mexican champ to face next?