Dmitry Bivol Wants Shot At Canelo For Undisputed Super Middleweight Titles
Bivol defeated Canelo in May, successfully retaining his light heavyweight title.
Russian professional boxer Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) says that he will be willing to take on Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) for his four 168-lb belts when they meet each other in a rematch next September.
After easily dispatching Canelo for the WBA light heavyweight title last May, the 31-year-old believes it would be interesting to fight the Mexican star at 175 for the second time.
As he has gone down to 168 to fight Canelo for his undisputed championship at super middleweight, Bivol wants to add to his tally of belts rather than defend the WBA 175-lb strap.
Alvarez has a matchup against John Ryder next May, whereas Bivol hasn’t decided on his next opponent yet. However, he has been asked to fight against Jermall Charlo.
“I heard about it. People give me credit. ‘You should be fighter [of the year,'” said Bivol to ESNEWS.
“I like the sound of it, but I can’t say about this object because I didn’t see all the other fights. I thought about only my career. I don’t know about all boxing. It’s hard.
“Of course,” said Bivol when asked if he’d be willing to fight Canelo Alvarez at 168 for the rematch next September. “My weight right now is 185. Maximum, 190.”
“It would give the advantage to Canelo, no doubt, because that’s his weight class,’ said manager Vadim Kornilov about Bivol potentially coming up against Canelo.