According to reports, Canelo and Charlo are set to face each other on September 16th, 2023, following the Mexican’s three-fight deal with the PBC.
That move shut down the chance for a Bivol rematch with Canelo, as the WBA light heavyweight champion was keen on facing the Mexican at 168, himself, for all the titles.
While that may have been the case, if Charlo were to come out victorious, Bivol would be interested in fighting for all the belts.
“For belt, I’ll move down [to 168]. It doesn’t matter who has this belt. No, only for belt. If Charlo wins [against Canelo Alvarez], I would like to fight.
“It’s not like, ‘I want to fight against someone at 168.’ No. I prefer to fight in my weight class. If someone wants, and we have a good offer to move down for a belt, I will do it, but I prefer to fight in my weight class,” Bivol
Nevertheless, this may be harder than first thought. Canelo is a heavy favourite against Charlo, as the latter has been out of the ring for two years since his win over Juan Macias Montiel.
Not only that, but Charlo would be moving up to 168 lbs to face the Mexican. And in any event, even if Charlo were to come out victorious, a rematch clause would most likely exist, reducing the chance for a Bivol-Charlo fight.
So far now, the chances of Bivol moving down to 168 appear slim.