By Sam Volz: Canelo Alvarez could have his 4 tremendous middleweight titles at stake for his September rematch with Dmitry Bivol, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed as we speak.
The previous 4 division world champion Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) modified his thoughts about not desirous to defend his undisputed tremendous middleweight championship within the rematch with Bivol, and it’s simple to see what could have prompted him to rethink his stance.
Bivol might relieve Canelo of his heavy burden
Have a look at it this manner: If Bivol defeats Canelo, he’ll inherit the massive duty of needing to defend towards the winner of the March twenty fifth David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant combat, in addition to face WBA ‘common’ 168-lb champion David Morrell.
It’s not like Bivol gained’t dominate the Benavidez-Plant winner and Morrell with the identical ease as he did Canelo and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, however it could nonetheless be his job as a substitute of Alvarez’s. That will be a weight lifted off Canelo’s shoulders.
Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) would be the one which might want to cope with hardship this time, coming down in weight to 168 for the chance to alleviate Canelo of his undisputed tremendous middleweight championship.
If Bivol is profitable, he’ll look to face IBF, WBC & WBO gentle heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev for the undisputed championship at 175.
That will be an enormous feat for Bivol to grow to be undisputed in two weight lessons, placing him excessive within the pound-for-pound lists.
Furthermore, it could earn Bivol a ton of cash and provides him the excellence of getting crushed Canelo twice, which has by no means been carried out earlier than by any fighter.
“At 168 undisputed tremendous middleweight world championship, Canelo towards Dmitry Bivol,” mentioned Eddie Hearn to Boxing Social about Canelo Alvarez’s rematch with Dmitry Bivol in September.
Some would argue that Gennadiy Golovkin deserved victories in his first two fights with Canelo, however he did not earn the choices, largely as a result of he was too conservative, making an attempt to defeat him by throwing primarily jabs and permitting himself to be backed up repeatedly when pressed.
Superstardom awaits Bivol in September
For Bivol to win the second combat with Canelo, he’ll have to strain him, throw mixtures and set a quick tempo as he did of their match final Might in Las Vegas.
If Bivol is any much less aggressive than he was in that combat, he might lose as a result of the judges could give it to Canelo based mostly on him throwing the tougher photographs and being the one that’s coming ahead all night time.
First, Canelo has a potential abroad combat towards John Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs) on Might sixth within the Center East, Las Vegas, London, England, or Mexico. That’s a combat that Hearn additionally confirmed will occur on that date.