Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol rematches at 168 for the undisputed championship in September
Via Sam Volz: Canelo Alvarez will bet 4 super middleweight belts for a rematch in September with Dmitry Bivol, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed today.
Former 4th world champion Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) changed his mind about not wanting to defend his undisputed super-middleweight title in a rematch against Bivol, and it’s easy to see what might make him reconsider his stance.
Bivol can relieve Canelo’s burden
Look at it this way: If Bivol defeats Canelo, he will inherit the enormous responsibility of having to protect the winner on March 25. David Benavidez compare to cabbage plant fight, as well as facing the ‘regular’ 168-lb champion of the WBA David Morrel.
It’s not like Bivol won’t dominate winners Benavidez-Plant and Morrell as easily as he did with Canelo and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, but that will still be his job instead of Alvarez’s. That would be a burden off Canelo’s shoulders.
Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) will be the one to face the challenge this time, losing weight to 168 for a chance to knock Canelo out of his undisputed super-middleweight championship.
If Bivol is successful, he will face off against the IBF, WBC & WBO lightweight champions Artur Betterbiev for the undisputed championship at 175.
It would be a huge feat for Bivol to become undisputed in two weight classes, putting him high on the weight list.
Furthermore, it will make a lot of money for Bivol and give him the title of having beaten Canelo twice, something no other boxer has ever done before.
“At the 168th Undisputed Super Middleweight World Championship, Canelo vs Dmitry Bivol,“Eddie Hearn said boxing society about Canelo Alvarez’s rematch with Dmitry Bivol in September.
Some would argue that Gennadiy Golovkin deserved to win his first two matches against Canelo, but he failed to make a decision, largely because he was too conservative, trying to beat him by beating him. mainly throws jabs and lets himself be repeatedly pushed back when cornered.
In order for Bivol to win his second game against Canelo, he will need to pressurize him, throw coordinated and set up a quick pace as he did in their match last May at Las Vegas.
If Bivol was less aggressive than he was in that match, he could lose because the umpire might give it to Canelo based on whether he threw harder shots and was the one to advance all night.
First, Canelo might have a war abroad against John Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) on May 6 in the Middle East, Las Vegas, London, UK or Mexico. It was a fight that Hearn also confirmed would happen on that day.