Thursday, February 22

Dmitry Bivol Warns Canelo Alvarez About Potential Rematch

Highlights

  • Bivol warns Alvarez that he is not too interested in a rematch and is focused on his upcoming bout with Lyndon Arthur.
  • Bivol acknowledges that Alvarez has more chances than other fighters to make a rematch happen.
  • Bivol previously threatened to challenge Alvarez for his undisputed super-middleweight title in a potential rematch.


Dmitry Bivol has issued a cautionary message to Canelo Alvarez ahead of a potential rematch. In May 2022, Alvarez ventured into the light heavyweight division for the second time to challenge WBA champion Dmitry Bivol. Although Alvarez had a decent start, Bivol’s higher activity level eventually wore down the Mexican star. Bivol secured victory over the then No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world with a unanimous decision, as all three judges scored it 115-113. Despite this, many onlookers felt that Bivol’s dominance deserved a more decisive recognition.

Remaining undefeated through 21 bouts, Bivol is now gearing up to face Lyndon Arthur in Saudi Arabia this weekend. The warning to Alvarez serves as a reminder of Bivol’s prowess and sets the stage for a potentially intriguing rematch between the two accomplished fighters.

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Dmitry Bivol Warns Canelo That He Is Not Too Interested In A Rematch

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As Dmitry Bivol readies himself to defend his WBA light heavyweight title against England’s Lyndon Arthur in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this Saturday night, a rematch with Canelo Alvarez is not at the forefront of his thoughts.

“To be honest, I didn’t want a rematch too much,” Bivol expressed to BoxingScene.com. “I was enjoying my position. If he wants the rematch, OK. I told [him], ‘OK, we can make it.’ But I didn’t want it so much. You know, I have my own way. If not Canelo, I have another way. No problem.”

Bivol acknowledges that Alvarez could potentially make a rematch more enticing for him.

“Canelo has more chances than other fighters in boxing,” Bivol explained. “If Canelo wants some fight, he could make this fight. He has more of a chance to influence the situation than other boxers.”

Bivol’s focus is currently on his upcoming bout with Lyndon Arthur and its unclear whether Alvarez is willing to make the rematch.

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Bivol Wants To Take Canelo’s Belts In A Potential Rematch

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Canelo Alvarez has been openly expressing his desire to face Dmitry Bivol again, emphasizing his preference for a bout at the light heavyweight limit, similar to their previous encounter.

However, Bivol seems less inclined towards a rematch unless it is under specific conditions – specifically, contending for the undisputed super middleweight titles. It is evident that Team Bivol is seeking to dictate the terms of any potential rematch, leveraging their position to secure a fight for the undisputed super middleweight world title against the former pound-for-pound number one fighter in the world, Canelo Alvarez.

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