Last night at T-Mobile Arena during a televised match in the US for the first PPV event from a relatively new streaming app service called DAZN, Canelo Alvarez jumped back to 175 to challenge the champion. undefeated WBA ultralight heavyweight Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo is on an eight-fight winning streak, since his rematch win over Golovkin. In that winning streak, he clinched a middleweight unification bout with Daniel Jacobs, he won a major light heavyweight title against Sergey Kovalev, and in just the span of 11 months he’s. beat 3 undefeated champions at 168th place to become the first undisputed superhero. middleweight world champion in the history of the weight class.
The general expectation is that Canelo will prove too much, but many if not most observers see Bivol as the strongest test for Canelo since his controversial win in the rematch. with Triple G more than three years ago. However, Bivol had different plans.
Bivol offers an extremely disciplined and intelligent effort, start to finish. Bivol was patiently efficient and very consistent. The cornerstone of his success is a versatile spear that he uses in a variety of ways. Other important characteristics that help Bivol are the perfect defense and the ability to move with extremely fast feet. Canelo had a hard time creating the openings needed, and he sometimes started to look frustrated late in the game as Bivol became more and more comfortable.
At the end of 12 exciting rounds in this inconclusive chess game, all 3 referees scored the battle in favor of Bivol, 115 – 113. It was a resounding victory for Bivol. Meanwhile for Canelo, this is his first loss since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013. Light heavyweight is getting very interesting. Next month on June 18, we have a light heavyweight unified fight between WBC/IBF unified champion Artur Beterbiev and WBO champion Joe Smith Jr. That matchup could be interesting and with the possibility of a Canelo-Bivol rematch, there could be some very exciting championship fighting at 175 in the near future.
This edition of Rummy’s Corner will provide some quick thoughts on Bivol’s win over Canelo. Please watch and enjoy the video for one’s opinion on the match. This is Rummy’s Corner.