Sergey Kovalev Backing Dmitry Bivol In opposition to Canelo Alvarez

Posted on 05/02/2022

By: Hans Themistode


Regardless of reigning over the sunshine heavyweight division as WBA champion for the higher a part of the previous 5 years, Dmitry Bivol’s probabilities of beating Canelo Alvarez are being seen as slim to none.

Within the thoughts of the betting world and based on the prognostication of media pundits and followers, Alvarez could have his approach with the Russian native once they sq. off this Saturday night time, Might seventh, on the MGM Grand Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alvarez, 31, has just lately been spending his time aggregating each world title at 168 kilos. Following victories over Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, and Caleb Plant, Alvarez grew to become the primary undisputed tremendous middleweight champion of all time.

With each 168-pound world title tucked safely beneath his arm, Alvarez has determined in opposition to defending his undisputed throne, a minimum of in the mean time. As an alternative, Alvarez will try to plant his flag at 175 kilos, a division he’s competed in solely as soon as.

In Alvarez’s mild heavyweight debut, the pound-for-pound star took on Sergey Kovalev. Though he was pressured to tread water early on, Alvarez ultimately discovered his rhythm as he outworked Kovalev through the later rounds earlier than subsequently registering the stoppage victory within the eleventh.

Having competed in opposition to Anthony Yarde lower than three months previous to his showdown in opposition to Alvarez, Kovalev has at all times maintained that fatigue performed a significant position in his decisive loss.

No matter Kovalev’s opinion, the previous unified mild heavyweight champion has moved on along with his profession. Presently, the 39-year-old is about to make his cruiserweight debut on Might 14th, in opposition to Tervel Pulev. Nonetheless, whereas Kovalev has left the sunshine heavyweight division behind, he nonetheless glances again in marvel.

Contemplating Bivol’s current stretch, incomes back-to-back victories in 2021 following an idle 2020, Kovalev likes what he see’s from his fellow countrymen. A lot so, in truth, that Kovalev is keen to go so far as to again Bivol in his upcoming bout.

“This struggle could be very attention-grabbing for me,” mentioned Kovalev throughout an interview with You Can’t Play Boxing. “I believe Bivol has a terrific alternative to get a victory over Canelo. I consider he can get a victory over Canelo.”

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