Dmitry Bivol Upsets Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to Retain WBA Light-Heavyweight Title

Handing the Mexican boxing superstar his second defeat in 61 bouts.

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Shaking up the boxing world, Russia’s Dmitry Bivol defeated Mexican boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to retain his WBA Light-Heavyweight title. Meeting for the “Legacy is Earned” event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bivol pull out a unanimous points decision win (115-113), extending his undefeated record to 20 bouts.

Undisputed World Super-Middleweight Champion “Canelo” Alvarez moved up a weight class for the fight, which resulted in his second defeat in 61 bouts.

Despite a competitive match, Dmitry Bivol controlled the fight from the outset. Showcasing his signature penchant for shutting down the offense of his opponents. Throughout the fight, Bivol’s jab layed down a technical structure that simply could not be broken, consistently delivering combinations in return for any strikes from Alvarez. While maintaining a consistent defense that did not allow enough clean strikes to land.

Immediately after the fight, the two boxers commended each other and entertained the idea of a rematch in the future.

In case you missed it, Charles Olivera defeats Justin Gaethje, following his missed weight controversy.

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