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#pounditThursday, February 2, 2023

Articles tagged: Dmitry Bivol

Dmitry Bivol had great quote after upset win over Canelo Alvarez

Dmitry Bivol pulled off a big upset win over Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Then he topped it off with a great quote.

Bivol beat Alvarez by unanimous decision, handing Canelo his first loss since 2013 and just his second loss ever.

Alvarez had been looking so good that his schedule was planned many events in advance. After facing Bivol, Canelo was set to face Gennadiy Golovkin in September to complete their trilogy.

But Bivol’s surprising win spoiled those plans. Bivol, who is now 20-0, was happy to note that during his postfight comments.

“Eddie Hearn, sorry I broke your plans with Gennadiy Golovkin,” Bivol said after the fight.

Yep, Bivol definitely played the role of spoiler. Now, instead of facing GGG next, Alvarez wants a rematch with Bivol.

Canelo stepped up in weight to face Bivol. It was just his second time fighting at light heavyweight. Was the higher weight class the problem for Canelo? Maybe, but he plans to take on the challenge once again.

Canelo Alvarez loses to Dmitry Bivol in shocking upset

Canelo Alvarez entered his fight against Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He was 57-1-2 and hadn’t lost since being defeated handily by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.

For the second time in his career, Alvarez was handed a loss. And he was beaten soundly.

Bivol won a unanimous decision, as all three judges scored the fight 115-113, implying they all had it 7 rounds to 5. Many observers had Bivol winning by a greater margin than the 115-113 score all three judges had.

Bivol nearly outlanded Alvarez by double at 152-84 in the Compubox stats.

Alvarez now goes down with his second professional loss and is 57-2-2 (39 KOs). He has spent several years seemingly focusing on other opponents and grander plans. Prior to the fight, he talked about moving up to heavyweight too. Maybe he really overlooked Bivol and paid the price.