Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Canelo Alvarez will battle John Ryder on Could sixth after which face Dmitry Bivol for the undisputed 168-lb championship in September at tremendous middleweight. These are the rapid two fights that Hearn has deliberate for the famous person Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) in 2023.
The placement for the Canelo vs. Ryder battle remains to be being determined, however Hearn says it might happen within the Center East, Las Vegas, London, or Mexico. That battle shall be Canelo’s tune-up to check his surgically repaired left wrist and to get him ready for the Bivol rematch.
In September, Canelo will defend his tremendous middleweight undisputed championship towards Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs), who come down from 175 to battle at 168.
It’s nice information that Canelo has determined to let Bivol problem him for his undisputed tremendous middleweight championship as a result of it was thought that he would possibly refuse to take the battle at that weight, on condition that he misplaced to him final Could at 175.
Whereas there shall be some boxing followers that may give Canelo static about taking the rematch with Bivol at 168, it’s solely truthful that Dmitry comes down in weight for the second battle.
Bivol had the benefit final time in defending his WBA 175-lb title in his weight class. The burden clearly made a distinction final time as a result of Canelo was sluggish at 175, trying uncomfortable carrying the additional kilos past the third spherical.
Within the rematch, Bivol might want to sacrifice weight to get all the way down to 168, and it might weaken him sufficient to make it a extra aggressive battle with Canelo. You continue to have to provide Bivol an enormous benefit within the battle as a consequence of his peak, attain, and superior boxing capacity to Canelo, however it ought to be extra attention-grabbing than the primary match-up.
That shall be powerful for Bivol, notably if he has to battle IBF, WBC & WBO gentle heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev later this 12 months.
“The truth is the plan for myself, Eddy [Reynoso], and Canelo, who will finally make the choice, is John Ryder, Dmitry Bivol,” stated Eddie Hearn to Boxing Social about Canelo Alvarez’s two fights in 2023.
“That battle on Could sixth might land within the Center East; it might land in Las Vegas, it might land in Mexico, it might land in London. But it surely’s our intention to stage Canelo towards John Ryder on Could the sixth.
“At 168 undisputed tremendous middleweight world championship, Canelo towards Dmitry Bivol,” stated Hearn confirming that the rematch between Canelo and Bivol will happen at 168 for Canelo’s 4 titles in September.
Hearn fascinated by Dmitry Bivol vs. Jaime Munguia
“Yeah, I’d be completely satisfied to take a look at that battle,” stated Hearn when informed that Golden Boy president Eric Gomez is fascinated by matching middleweight Jaime Munguia towards Dmitry Bivol.
“Munguia, it’s simply unusual what they’ve been doing with him. I like him; I feel he’s thrilling. For me, Munguia towards Canelo, Munguia towards Golovkin, however Munguia towards Bivol, he wouldn’t have a shot at successful a spherical towards Dmitry Bivol.
“If you happen to’ve not proven any earlier intentions of being in any harmful fights, why would you select Dmitry Bivol? Hear, why not?” stated Hearn.