CANELO ALVAREZ is back in light heavyweight action TONIGHT as he challenges WBA world title holder Dmitry Bivol in Las Vegas.
The Mexican was last in the ring in November when he knocked out Caleb Plant in the 11th round to win the undisputed super middleweight titles.
But now Alvarez is challenging again at 175 pounds, where he last campaigned in November 2019 against Sergey Kovalev, winning the WBO bracelet in the process.
Bivol represents a tougher task than Kovalev, as he is a much fresher fighter with some solid wins including Joe Smith Jr and Jean Pascal to his credit.
The Russian beat Umar Salamov on points in his last outing more than four months ago.
Against Alvarez, Bivol will have to be on his A-game, especially with the huge fanbase Canelo will bring to the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas.
When is Canelo vs Bivol?
- Canelo Alvarez’s big clash with Dmitry Bivol will take place on Saturday, May 7.
- The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- There will be around 20,000 fans in attendance for the massive match-up.
What channel is it and can it be streamed live?
- Alvarez vs Bivol will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
- You can subscribe to DAZN for £7.99 per month.
- The event is available live from the DAZN app, which you can download to your mobile device or tablet.
- Expect the main event ring walks to begin around 4:30am UK time.
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Canelo and Bivol headline the card, but Matchroom also set up a heavyweight title eliminator to Filip Hrgovic against Zhilei Zhang.
Prospects Marc Castro and Alexis Espino are also in action.
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol – WBA light heavyweight title
- Zhilei Zhang vs. Scott Alexander
- Montana Love vs. Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela
- Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez
- Joselito Velazquez vs Jose Soto
- Alexis Espino vs. Aaron Silva
- Marc Castro vs. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai
- Elnur Abduraimov vs Manuel Correa
- Fernando Angel Molina vs. Ricardo Valdovinos
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What was said?
Canello mentioned: “[Dmitry’s] a very good boxer. He’s a solid champion at 175. It’s a dangerous fight. I like that, I like that kind of challenge.
“I really like it. But I believe in my abilities and I’m strong too. So, I’m confident in that, but it’s going to be a really good fight.
“I like the idea of being undisputed at 175. That’s what I like, but you never know.”
Buffalo said: “Canelo can fight aliens and it doesn’t change anything.
“I also did it with heavyweights or heavyweights. The truth is, it doesn’t matter, because in the end, it’s just sparring.
“I will do my best to put up a good fight.
“I will try to win and I trust all my skills to make this a great fight for everyone.”