Via Dan Ambrose: Canelo Alvarez and his coach/manager Eddy Reynoso have rejected the idea of a 171-lb catch or rehydrate provisions for their title match against WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol on May 7.
Promoter Eddie Hearn confirms that superstars Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs) and Reynoso want the fight with WBA champion Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) to go all-out 175-lb weight for light weight class without the benefit of a supported acceptance point.
Boxing fans will be happy to know 31-year-old Canelo won’t try to stack the deck in his favor to increase his odds of beating the undefeated Bivol, because he’s already used heavyweight contenders. signed in the past.
The fact that the additional weight and/or rehydration provision won’t help Canelo against Bivol, as he is a small, underweight guy who can easily make a 168 without burnout.
Bivol didn’t gain much weight after doing the 175 lb limit for his bouts at light heavyweight, meaning it would serve no purpose for Canelo to use his A-side position to squeeze. force a weight catch or rehydration clause in a match-or-so-it way.
It will only make Canelo look pampered and reinforce the view of some boxing fans that he needs an edge to beat a talented opponent.
“Canelo could have had a real easy weight. Bivol will accept anything 171-lbs+,” Eddie Hearn tells DAZN Boxing Show.
“Canelo and Eddy [Reynoso] speak, ‘No weight’. If this were the 175 lb world title, that’s how it would be. ‘ And the rehydration clause doesn’t exist,” says Hearn.
You want to credit Canelo for denying the balance and rehydration clause for the match, but given that that wouldn’t work for a boxer like Bivol to get the edge over him, it’s hard to give the title. Mexican star. it down.
If anything, the catch-up weight and rehydration provision will have a more negative impact on Canelo than it does on Bivol as the Mexican star looks as big as a house after he rehydrates for matches. mine.
Bivol is from Russia, and like many people around the world, he is thin and doesn’t gain much weight between matches. He is disciplined and not someone who struggles outside of his weight class.
Today, it has become the norm for boxers to compete in weight classes far below their natural weight. The fighting fish consumes 15 to 20 lbs to play the system by fighting the smaller guys for an advantage.
After rehydration, they will be much larger than their resistance. Hence, the name ‘Weight bullies. ‘
Unfortunately, there are a lot of fighters who tend to do this, and boxing too bad won’t combine its action by returning the weight to fight day. Even if they do, fighters will likely find an opening to quickly gain 10 to 15 lbs before entering the ring.
You will have to put the scale within few minutes after the fight to prevent the fighting fish from finding out the packing method on the water weight. It’s sad, but that’s probably how it would be if the mind-bending matches were played out in the same match.