Saúl ‘Canelo’ lvarez, defeated by Russian Bivol in the light heavyweight – other sports – sport

After suffering the second loss of his career against Russian Dmitry BevolMexican boxer Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez expressed pride in taking risks in his career and questioned the dozens of referees who were involved in the fight in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA).

The Mexican, the undisputed super middleweight champion (168 lb – 76.2 kg), failed in his attempt to snatch the title belt from Pevol’s top class, middleweight heavyweight (175 lb – 79.4 kg).

I don’t feel ashamed because I look for those challenges that many don’t do for fear of losingCanelo Alvarez at the press conference.

“I feel good, my head held high, I’ve done my best. I try to look for important challenges in my career, out of my comfort zone and feel proud of what I’m doing,” he emphasized. “This is boxing and what I’m looking for, greatness“, he added.

Fans react when Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrives to battle for the World Light Heavyweight Championship.


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Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ lvarez, considered the best boxer of the moment, after falling unanimously against Russian Dmitri Bevol, warned that You will seek a second match against the European fighter.

Of course I want a rematch, it doesn’t stay that way’,” said Alvarez, who now has a record of 57 wins, 39 knockouts, two draws and two losses.

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Alvarez admitted Bevol’s technique, who is unbeaten with a record of 20 wins, 11 at the fast track.

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Bevol is a good fighter, in and out, I felt his weight so much, you can’t hit him that easily; It was a great fightAdded the native of Guadalajara, a city in western Mexico.

Bevol after hitting “Canillo”

After surprising the boxing world by defeating Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ ÁlvarezRussian Dmitry Bivol said he agreed to back down in this fight but now wants to be respected as a hero in a potential rematch.

I took this fight for a chance to beat the undisputed champ, and I appreciate that. But if the rematch happens, I have to make sure I get what I deserve.Bivol was noted at the press conference after a Saturday night fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States).


Bevol punches Alvarez during their fight at the T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With the defending champion on the line, Bevol was relegated to the background during the entire pre-fight period, which was scheduled to coincide with the Mexican festivities on May 5.

Bevol, undefeated in his 20 bouts and the WBA Light Heavyweight Champion, It was performed primarily without playing the Russian anthem or wearing any national symbolAs punishment for Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Before the battle, the chants of Mexico and the United States were heard and “Canillo” was greeted with the mariachi band to the enthusiasm of 20,000 fans in the stands. “I was expecting it, everything was against me today“I understand why that happened,” Bevol said.

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“Canelo is the big name and the rules aren’t for him, but I don’t have a problem, just give me the fight”Bevol said.

He emphasized that, “I know how much people love Canelo and it’s normal. He’s the greatest fighter in the world. A champion in four classes. Of course people are on his side.” Before asking for a rematch, Canelo accepted his defeat in the ring after the judges unanimously declared Bevol to win with three cards from 115-113.

The Russian boxer admitted that he was surprised by the slight difference in the cards of superiority shown in the fight. “When I heard the scores I thought I might have lost. But I felt like I won‘, he remembers.

The Russian said he did not have time to communicate with his family in Russia and revealed that his wife does not watch his fights.

My wife and mom don’t watch my fights. I don’t want them to do that. When finished, no problem. “There is no woman in my family watching my battles,” he explained.

At the age of 31, Bevol has successfully defended his belt nine times since 2017.

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