Dmitry Bivol Rematch Still On Canelo’s Mind
The Matchroom boxing owner and the promoter Eddie Hearn has indicated that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is still vouching for a rematch with the WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo (58-2, 39 KOs) was outboxed over twelve rounds by Bivol back in May. The Mexican sensation was in quest of another record by facing the young Russian, but he was unsuccessful.
Bivol proved too much for Canelo as he won the contest by unanimous decision.
However, Canelo bounced back with an emphatic win over his long-term rival, Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy fight to retain the undisputed crown at super middleweight and has now his eyes set on a redemption match with Bivol.
Bivol is scheduled to meet mandatory challenger Gilberto Ramirez on November 5 in Abu Dhabi. According to Hearn, the result of that fight will sum up the fate of Canelo facing the Russian champ.
“I have spoken to Eddy Reynoso a number of times and the key is 5 November, one of the best fights of the year, Bivol vs Ramirez,” Hearn told the DAZN Boxing Show.
“It is going to be an amazing fight and Canelo will be wanting Ramirez to win, his fellow Mexican but deep inside, he will want Bivol to win so he can get that rematch. That is a huge fight for the division, a huge fight for boxing and I will be able to tell you a lot more after that fight.”
Canelo is currently dealing with a wrist injury and is not expected to return to the ring until May next year. Canelo recently gave an insight into the severity of the injury while talking to the media.
“I have had the issue since the Caleb Plant fight [last November]. I was like: ‘It’s, okay, later, later.’ Then it started really bad. I need surgery. It was really bad [during the fight]. It is not broken, it is a meniscus [injury], a wrist injury. But it is not broken,” Canelo said.