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Las Vegas (USA), May 7 (EFE).- Russian Dmitry Bivol retained the World Boxing Association light heavyweight title this Saturday by winning a unanimous decision over Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, considered the best pound-for-pound boxer at the moment.

The Russian won 115-113 on all three cards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and remained undefeated in his career with 20 wins, 11 on the fast track; Álvarez now has 57 wins, 39 by knockout, two draws and two losses.

From the first round Bivol took advantage of his height of 1.83 meters, 10 centimeters more than Álvarez, to keep distance with a consistent ‘jab’ that the Mexican had a hard time counteracting.

In the second episode Canelo managed to corner the Russian against the ropes and hurt him with powerful combinations, but Bivol responded with the ‘jab’ to move the Mexican away.

In the next round, the native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, again hit a corner, connected it with hooks and defended himself with his mobility from the waist, they were one of Saúl’s best moments.

Dmitry retook the initiative in the fourth, again and again the ‘jab’ and with combinations he dominated Álvarez, who broke the European’s guard with a forceful hook that forced him back.

Russia’s Dmitry Bivol (r) in action against Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (l). EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

In the fifth, Saúl tried to do damage with a double jab and a right hook, but Bivol surprised the challenger with an intense combination on the face and body, the Mexican took a breath and challenged him to try again. It was the best round for the champion.

Bivol kept up the pace, reconnected Saúl in the center of the ring and exhibited mobility that took him away from the attacks of the best pound for pound in the world, whom he punished with repetitions of ‘jab’ and right overhands, it was another episode that favored the monarch.

The seventh opened with exchanges. Dmitry exhibited his good physical condition by avoiding being cornered against the ropes and maintaining his precision to connect Alvarez’s face, who lost the rhythm and the distance in the fight.

The champion unleashed shrapnel with a hook and repetitions in the eighth on the flushed face of his opponent who began to open his mouth for air.

While Dmitry Bivol grew in confidence, Saúl Álvarez was overwhelmed in the middle of the ninth, despite this he managed to get into the fight short, outmatched in precision ‘Canelo’ was daring with the overhand right, although he forgot to punish the soft parts.

The tenth cashed in the physical fund of both, although the monarch maintained the initiative against a ‘Canelo’ who threw few blows.

Álvarez exhibited his despair at the Russian’s punishment in a hug in which the Mexican lifted him up; Bivol finished the round with hard-hitting left hands.

In the last episode ‘Canelo’ bravely launched into the attack, but the champion punished him with straight lines and hooks, with which he closed a dominant performance

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (r) from Mexico in action against Dmitry Bivol (l) from Russia. EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Álvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion, had not lost since 2013 when he fell to American Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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