Canelo Alvarez says he rates Dmitry Bivol above Artur Beterbiev ahead of Saturday’s fight

Canelo Alvarez says he rates Dmitry Bivol above Artur Beterbiev ahead of Saturday’s fight

For the second time in his profession, Canelo Alvarez will hope to bring home one more championship in the light-heavyweight division. On May 7, Canelo faces Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light-heavyweight title at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Notwithstanding the way that Bivol is a longshot, Canelo accepts this battle is more or less enormous.

Talking with the media before his battle, Canelo discussed battling at light-heavyweight once more. In 2019, Canelo moved from middleweight to light-heavyweight to confront Sergey Kovalev. Against the taller, more seasoned Kovalev, Canelo beat him by means of knockout in the eleventh round. He presently faces an additional 31-year-old contender in Bivol. Canelo accepts Bivol will be harder to overcome.

The difference? The fighter,” Canelo stated when comparing Kovalev to Bivol. “The fighter (Bivol) brings more of a challenge for me. With Kovalev, I feel different. He’s heavy, stronger. With Dimitry Bivol, it’s going to be more difficult. He’s strong, young, and a really good fighter.


A six-time gold medalist, Bivol won the 2013 World Combat Games in Saint Petersburg. The Russian made his master debut in 2014. Bivol beat Felix Valera in 2016 to win the break WBA light heavyweight title. Subsequent to being elevated to Regular boss in 2017, he has shielded the belt multiple times, three as Super hero. His last battle was a success over Umar Salamov in December.

If Canelo somehow happened to beat Bivol, he will have a date with fate against Gennadiy Golovkin. The two are supposed to contend in a set of three session in September. There are different choices for Canelo, nonetheless. Currently an undisputed hero at super-middleweight, he might want to battle for all the gold at light-heavyweight.

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A matchup between Artur Beterviev and Joe Smith Jr. for the WBC, IBF, and WBO light-heavyweight titles will happen on June 18. Canelo wouldn’t see any problems with battling any of them. Talking about why he picked Bivol over the other two, Canelo applauded the WBA champion.

“As far as I might be concerned, he’s (Bivol) the most incredible in the division,” Canelo expressed. “Beterbiev is serious areas of strength for a… consistently goes ahead. Solid. Bivol is a great contender. He has a decent punch’s, areas of strength for he, in and out. He has everything.”

Bivol comprehends who Canelo is as a contender and is more than prepared for the test.

When is Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol?
  • Date: Saturday, May 7
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET
  • Main event: Midnight ET (approx.)

Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol will take place Saturday, May 7. The main event is expected to begin around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol
  • Live stream: DAZN

The Canelo vs. Bivol main card will air on DAZN, which will show the fight via a special pay-per-view format.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol PPV price: How much does the card cost?
  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 in the U.S., $20 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K.
  • DAZN annual subscription: $99.99 in the U.S., $150 in Canada

Because it is a pay-per-view event, the fight will cost $59.99 for current subscribers and $79.99 for new subscribers.

Customers in the U.K. can sign up for DAZN for £7.99 per month.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol fight card
  • Dmitry Bivol (c) vs. Canelo Alvarez for the WBA light heavyweight title
  • TBA vs. Zhang Zhilei; heavyweights
  • Montana Love vs. Gabriel Valenzuela; light welterweights
  • Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez for the IBF North America welterweight title
  • Alexis Espino vs. Aaron Silva; middleweights
  • Joselito Velazquez faces Jose Soto; flyweights
  • Marc Castro vs. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai; lightweights
  • Elnur Abduraimov faces Manuel Correa; super-featherweights
  • Fernando Angel Molina vs. Ricardo Valdovinos; super-lightweights

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