Dmitry Bivol Potentially Set For A Rematch With Canelo Alvarez In September
Bivol upset Alvarez by unanimous decision in May.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn suggested that he wants Dmitry Bivol to drop down to 168 so he can battle Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) for the undisputed championship.
Hearn believes that if the Russian takes care of Alvarez, he can return to 175 and repeat the feat against three-belt champ Artur Beterbiev.
However, the 43-year-old isn’t sure whether the Mexican boxing icon will agree to defend his four titles against Bivol in the super middleweight division.
“When you’re talking about chasing greatness, about legacy – Dmitry Bivol is a fighter who is all about that. He has a chance to rematch Canelo Alvarez for undisputed at 168 lbs, and then move and fight Artur Beterbiev for undisputed at 175lbs,” said Hearn to the DAZN Boxing Show.
“I feel that Canelo against Bivol at 168 would enable Dmitry Bivol to try and become undisputed at 168 lbs,” Hearn continued.
“I think Canelo Alvarez would almost prefer that fight at 175, but I know that Dmitry Bivol is about belts, is about legacy. He’s made it clear to us that he can make 168 lbs.”