Canelo Alvarez All In For A Dmitry Bivol Rematch, Experts Believe It’s A Bad Idea
Bivol handed Alvarez his first loss since 2013.
Canelo Alvarez has made up his mind to avenge the loss against Dmitry Bivol as he is pushing for a rematch in October this year.
But first, he needs to get past John Ryder who will reportedly be his opponent in his proposed May bout with the venue yet to be confirmed. The Mexican will be returning after getting his hand fixed that — according to him — has been troubling him lately.
Canelo even blamed his hand injury for his loss against Bivol.
But with now undergone surgery, the 32-year-old is back again on the scene and wants to give Bivol a taste of his own medicine.
But veteran Boxing commentator and sports analyst, Max Kellerman, feels it’s a really bad idea on Canelo’s part for going up against a talented Russian who dominated the first duel in every aspect.
“Is he really going to fight Bivol again? Because that seems like a bad idea to me. If I was trying to get Canelo beaten, the guy I would have picked for years would have been Bivol. That’s the hardest fight for him,” Kellerman said on his TV show.
Kellerman also shared some inside info, citing that Eddie Hearn and Canelo are adamant about making another fight with Bivol but this time at 168.
“Well, I spoke to Eddie Hearn this week, and he said the plan right now, he believes, is Canelo Alvarez is going to fight John Ryder in May, and then pursue a fight with Bivol, but this time at 168 where Canelo maintains the undisputed champion rather than 175.”
As of now, the odds are heavily against Canelo despite Bivol happy to go down at 168.