Via Ken Hissner: After presenting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s loss to WBA world lightweight champion Dmitrii Bivol on Saturday, my first thought was, has the “Canelo’s” bubble finally popped?
I soon followed “Canelo” career without seeing him much due to his impressive track record. When he was scheduled to fight Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., I was looking for another possible win but didn’t think he won a single round despite losing by majority decision. Even in the final round, it looked like he didn’t know he needed a knockout but didn’t seem desperate enough to look for a chance.
“Canelo” rebounded with seven wins, with his battle with Lara in the “American Dream” in Erislandy being a divisive decision that some consider controversially one that probably deserves a rematch. Five months later, in her next bout, Lara won the WBA World Super Welterweight title by defeating Ishe Smith.
“Canelo” will gain weight to win the vacant WBC World Middleweight belt despite only weighing 155, defeating Miguel “Junito” Cotto only to give up after one defense to win the WBO World Super Welterweight title stopping Liam “Beefy” Smith that. he will be defenseless to move forward in his next fight when he beats Julio “JC.Jr” Cesar Chavez Jr weighing 164.
Then came “Canelo’s biggest break,” which I call his “greatest gift,” which ended in a draw with WBC, WBA Super, IBF and IBO World Middleweight titles Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin in September 2017. I took Canelo by 3 2 in rounds when the power of “GGG” was suddenly set to put “Canelo” on the run for the last seven rounds which seemed like a failed win. for “GGG”. If I’m not mistaken, the magistrate “Canelo” rose 118-110, which was suspended by the Nevada commission for a month.
It took a year for “Canelo” to return to the ring after recovering from his injury, while “GGG” defended the title eight months later, with a rematch against “Canelo” four months later. “GGG” made the big mistake that I consider a mistake in the rematch of going from boxer to boxer, to lose the majority decision I agree with if not a draw.
The next “Canelo” will win the WBA World Super Middleweight title in his next bout. Then returned to defend his only WBC, WBA and IBF title not against “GGG” but newly won IBF champion Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs, who was beaten by “GGG” failed in a previous close decision.
“Canelo” will never rematch in middleweight, in my opinion that is why he never wants to fight third with “GGG”. Victory over ‘GGG’ seems to have helped “Canelo” claim the title of Pound for Best Pound while “GGG”, though remaining unbeaten since that loss was the only one of his career, most as not in the top 10 pound-for-best list according to most.
“Canelo” would follow in Jacobs’ victory over WBO world lightweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, never defending that title but returning to supermiddleweight, making four successful defenses.
After three and a half years since “Canelo”’s second match against “GGG,” it was announced that he will finally be giving his second rematch in September, pending the results of which he now loses at home. WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitrii Bivol.
Bivol is now rumored to meet the June 18 winner between WBO champion Joe Smith, Jr. and WBC and IBF champion Artur Beterviev, which should eliminate any pointless talk about a rematch with “Canelo” at least for now.
Will the loss to “Canelo” to Bivol give him another reason not to give “GGG” a long-deserved rematch instead with one against one of the top contenders for the 4th? his belt?
“GGG” just won a unified title match against WBA world middleweight champion Ryota Murata in April. WBC world middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo is expected to defend his belt. himself on June 18 against Maciej Sulecki, who in 2019 lost to current WBO world middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, who is not scheduled to defend at this time. Why a match between Charlo and Andrade wasn’t made with the winner against “GGG” and the winner Murata not made makes me wonder.
If the fight between “Canelo” and “GGG” goes as scheduled in September and “GGG” is the winner will he stay at super middleweight or return to middleweight? Andrade agreed to fight “GGG” for a while, while Charlo did not until recently. That would make sense for another unification matchup in middleweight. Both Charlo and Andrade have also announced that they are ready to move up to super-middle class to challenge “Canelo”.
I have to admit that I was happy to see “Canelo” lose because of the win, it might give him another reason to avoid the match against “GGG” by staying at light heavyweight even though he didn’t. defended that title after winning it in the past but went back to super-middle class.
Only time will tell the present future for “Canelo” with the loss to Bivol. One would think the match against “GGG” would go ahead as scheduled, but for this writer, viewers will believe it if it does.