Canelo will step up in weight to take on Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) in a bid for the WBA light-heavyweight title on May 7.
Canelo is stepping up to 175 pounds, and many experts believe Bivol is his toughest opponent!
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- The second fight in the two-fight deal is set for September.
- See amazing videos and how to watch below!
First let’s watch the press conference video!
“First up, Saul takes on yet another champion, this time in the shape of fearsome, undefeated WBA Light-Heavyweight king Dmitry Bivol. Fans can expect a thrilling all-action match-up, and we look forward to the pair coming face to face in San Diego next Wednesday. ”
Alvarez claimed the IBF super-middleweight strap last time out against a tough Caleb Plant, becoming the first boxer ever to become undisputed champion at super-middleweight. Prior to that, the Mexican star picked up the WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles against Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders, respectively, all within a year to make history and cement his spot as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world, a memorable period that saw the 31-year-old bag numerous fighter of the year awards including ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Ring Magazine.
“I am very happy with this fight against Dmitry Bivol,” Alvarez said. “It is another great challenge for me and my career — especially as I go up in weight and face an exceptional light heavyweight champion like Bivol.”
“I am also very excited that we have this fight slated for Cinco De Mayo Weekend — May 7 — for all the fans to enjoy. We will be ready like we always are.”
Bivol has been flawless in the paid ranks and now bags the blockbuster showdown he’s been craving in the form of boxing’s pound-for-pound king Canelo.
Bivol picked up the WBA light-heavyweight title in 2016 and has defended it an impressive ten times already to become of the best active light-heavyweight fighters in the world.
“I always only wanted to fight the best! I believe that the rest of my goals will begin materialize on May 7th!” Dimitry Bivol said.
“Bivol vs. Canelo, this is going to be a very competitive and interesting fight,” Andrei Ryabinskiy of World of Boxing said. “I am very glad that we were able to make this happen. For Dmitry, this is a big chance!”
“This will be a great night of boxing where two of the best collide for the highest recognition in the sport!,” Bivol’s manager, Vadim Kornilov, said. “The victor on May 7th will go on to become the biggest name in boxing for many more years to come!”
How to watch:
- The DAZN subscription in the U.S. is currently priced at $19.99 a month or just $99.99 for an entire year (which equates to only $8.33 per month).
- In addition, there will be an additional PPV fee of $60.