The Russian defeated the Mexican by unanimous decision in the fight for the WBA super light heavyweight title. Thank you Canelo for this incredible fight, Bivol said.
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Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol commented on the victory over the Mexican Saul Alvarez and said he was ready for revenge.
“Thank you team, thank you to all the fans, thank you Canelo for this incredible fight,” Bivol wrote on social media.
Alvarez said after the fight that he wants a rematch. “Of course I want a rematch. It can’t end like this,” he said.
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To this, Bivol replied that he was ready for revenge. “I wanted today’s fight for myself without any conditions, but for revenge I need new conditions. Of course, this fight will be, ”said the Russian.
The fight between Bivol and Alvarez took place on the morning of May 8 in Las Vegas. The Russian won by unanimous decision (115:113, 115:113, 115:113). Only Bivol’s belt was at stake in this fight.
31-year-old Bivol defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) super light heavyweight title (up to 79.38 kg). The undefeated Russian has 20 victories (11 by knockout) in professional boxing. 31-year-old Alvarez is the absolute world champion in the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg). Alvarez spent 61 fights in the professional ring, scoring 57 wins (39 by knockout) with two losses and two draws.