If Canelo Alvarez ‘Triggers’ Rematch Clause Vs. Dmitry Bivol, This Is When It Would Happen

Canelo Alvarez doesn’t want to leave Saturday the way it is.

That’s what he said after his fight against WBA light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol, who he lost to by unanimous decision in Las Vegas. Matchroom Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn said Alvarez still needs to “trigger” the rematch clause, which is in his contract with Bivol. It would likely happen on September 17, a date which was initially for Alvarez to face Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy fight.

“It’s up to Saul to trigger the rematch if he wants to do it,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV.

“The question is now, do you want to rematch with Dmitry Bivol or move and defend your 168 titles? I think he’s going to want to rematch him because I know how he’s personally like, and it’s a huge fight.”

“Boxing is like that, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but always with your head held high. I stay with the great fight that we offered to the people. We will fight again and we will win again,” Alvarez re-emphasized in a tweet, translated from Spanish.

As for Bivol, he said his goal is to become the undisputed light heavyweight champion. He said he had the opportunity to fight the best guy – Alvarez – noting that he’s open to the rematch but he wants his shot at becoming the undisputed champion of the division because he deserves it.

Saturday marked Alvarez’s first loss since 2013 when he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather.

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