Dmitry Bivol Confident Ahead of Fight Against Canelo Alvarez
Dmitry Bivol means only business when he defends his WBA light heavyweight title against challenger Canelo Alvarez on May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Bivol is seen as the toughest challenge for pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez since his ugly scramble against Gennady Golovkin back in 2018 where he marginally outscored the Kazakhstan fighter.
In 2019, Canelo fought Sergey Kovalev, where he flattened the Russian in the 11th round to win the WBO light heavyweight. But unlike Kovalev, Bivol is quick on his feet, a much taller and more technical fighter than his fellow Russian.
Bivol does very well against the shorter fighters, and Canelo is probably the shortest of all the fighters he has faced till now in the ring.
Bivol took Jean Pascal and Sullivan Barrera to absolute cleaners, giving them no breather to settle in the ring.
But Canelo is a different breed, some fans say.
Over the years, Canelo has demonstrated brilliant ring intelligence and has looked better than before every time he steps in the ring.
Bivol is well aware of what Canelo brings to the table and is preparing his best to put on a show for the fans when he meets the Mexican in the middle.
Unlike Canelo’s previous opponent, Caleb Plant, Bivol is more humble in his approach and believes in actions rather than words.
“I think you all know that Canelo is the best fighter and you don’t want to miss his fights,” said Dmitry Bivol to ESNEWS. “I try to do my best and to show how I’m a good boxer. I hope you will enjoy the fight and will be glad to see this fight.”
Moreover, the Russian is not wavered by the fact that he is given a slim chance of coming out on top against Canelo.
Reacting to oddsmaker picking Canelo to beat him on May 7, Bivol said, “It’s just the opinion of people. If many people bet on Canelo, it’s no good to bet on him to earn money. It’s just opinion. I just do the work that my coach tells me. He said, ‘You have to do this,’ and I just do.”