The great Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will return to the light heavyweight division in early May to fight for the WBA title against undefeated champion Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo has had an amazing few years, winning world titles at different weights and against all kinds of opponents.
He beat Caleb Plant last November to add the WBO super middleweight title to his superb collection.
The Mexican currently boasts a record of 57 wins and one loss and is determined to claim more gold from Bivol.
The undefeated Russian has held the WBA belt since November 2017 and retained the belt by beating Umar Salamov last December.
But he hasn’t fought anyone of Canelo’s caliber and will be put to a huge test in Las Vegas.
Canelo vs Bivol: Start date and time
The 12-round light heavyweight title clash will take place on Saturday May 7th.
It will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Ring walks for Canelo vs Bivol can be expected around 5am on Sunday morning for UK fans.
Canelo vs Bivol: TV channel and live broadcast
The fight will be streamed live on DAZN – the streaming service costs £7.99 a month, you can sign up HERE.
It can be streamed through the DAZN app and can be viewed on smart TVs, game consoles, connected devices, mobiles, tablets and computers.
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Canelo vs. Bivol: Undercard
- MAIN EVENT: Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol – for the WBA (Super) light heavyweight title
- Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhang Zhilei
- Montana Love vs. Gabriel Valenzuela
Canelo vs Bivol: What was said?
Dmitry Bivol: “Canelo can train against 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.”
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