Dmitry Bivol desires to verify when he beats Canelo Alvarez of their rematch in 2023 that, he doesn’t use his weight as an excuse for why he misplaced.
To stop Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs) from saying he misplaced as a result of he was combating out of his greatest weight class of 168, Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) is keen to struggle him there subsequent September or at any time when the Mexican celebrity desires to face him.
Sadly, Canelo is ruling out the rematch with Bivol at 168, saying he desires it to happen at 175 once more. Canelo doesn’t need boxing followers to criticize his victory and say that Bivol was drained by coming right down to 168 to struggle him.
Even when Bivol have been drained and weakened by a substantial proportion by coming right down to 168, he’s nonetheless prone to beat Canelo by a straightforward 12-round choice.
Canelo lacks the boxing capacity to beat Bivol, other than a controversial choice. Bivol nearly misplaced to Canelo final Could regardless of showing to win 11-1. All three judges scored it 115-113, which was unusual as a result of it was such a one-sided struggle.
“Why not at 168 lbs? If it’s 168 lbs, it’s no excuses anymore. He had some excuses, yeah. He stated it was not his weight class. Then he stated he didn’t get an excellent camp. Then he stated it was an issue with the arm. 168 lbs, no excuses,” stated Dmitry Bivol, per Michael Benson.
It’s debatable whether or not Canelo even desires the rematch with Bivol as a result of his choice to take a tune-up subsequent Could is the second time he’s chosen to swerve a second struggle in opposition to him.
From Bivol’s standpoint, it’s higher to take the chance of being weakened by combating Canelo at 168 as a result of not solely would that take away his capacity to make excuses, but it surely additionally permits him to develop into undisputed at tremendous middleweight.
Aside from the cash that Bivol will get from the rematch with Canelo, he’s not gaining something as a result of the Mexican star doesn’t maintain a belt at 175.
So actually, the one factor Bivol features by defending his WBA mild heavyweight title in opposition to Canelo a second time is the cash, and that’s not his aim within the sport.
If Bivol doesn’t need to hear excuses from Canelo, he ought to wash his arms of the entire affair and transfer on and defend his WBA title in opposition to Joshua Buatsi subsequent, after which face IBF/WBC/WBO mild heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev for the undisputed.