Dmitry Bivol Takes Down Canelo From The Pound-For-Pound Peak
In one of the greatest upsets in boxing history, Dmitry Bivol overcame Canelo Alvarez with a score of 115-113.
Many suggest that the dominance shown by Bivol doesn’t get highlighted by the score line.
This was only the second time that the Mexican professional boxer had tasted defeat in his professional career. However, the debate on that fight has only intensified after the statements coming from the Ring’s Rating Panel.
According to the panel, it was extremely easy to remove Alvarez from the top ranking — something that he has held for the last few years. However, the difficult part was how much the four-division boss could fall.
An even bigger talking point was determining the Bivol ranking.
Panellist Anson Wainwright suggested that Bivol and Canelo should be ranked No. 3 and 4 respectively. This suggestion was agreed upon by some members of the panel. However, the Editor-In-Chief said that the No. 3 ranking was too high after Bivol’s pound-for-pound debut.
“Bivol had a brilliant performance against Canelo as it was a win that most of us didn’t see coming. However, it is just one win. Doesn’t it go against meritocracy that you bring an individual into the pound-for-pound rankings after one win?” Tom Gray, Managing Editor, argued.