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May 08, 15:56
Bivol’s promoter announced a serious increase in the boxer’s contract in case of a rematch with Alvarez
Dmitry Bivol inflicted the first defeat on the undisputed world middleweight champion Saul Alvarez since 2013. The Russian defended his WBA light heavyweight title
Dmitry Bivol and Saul Alvarez
(Photo: Global Look Press)
Dmitry Bivol’s contract amount will increase significantly in a rematch with Saul Alvarez. This was announced to RBC Sport by the president of the promotional company “World of Boxing” and the promoter of Dmitry Bivol, Andrei Ryabinsky.
“The amount of Dmitry’s counterattack in the rematch with Alvarez will increase significantly, that’s for sure. I can’t disclose the amount,” Ryabinsky said.
“Turned the best boxer in the world into a helpless one.” Experts on Bivol’s victory
Bivol defeated Alvarez and defended the World Boxing Association (WBA) super light heavyweight title (up to 79.38 kg). The fight took place on the morning of May 8 in Las Vegas. The Russian won the Mexican by unanimous decision. All three referees gave the victory to Bivol. Alvarez is the absolute world champion in the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg). At stake in this fight was only Bivol’s belt.
Before the fight, Kornilov told Match TV that the contract contained a clause on immediate revenge only if Alvarez lost. After the fight, the Mexican announced his desire to have a rematch, to which the Russian boxer agreed. “No problems. Let’s talk about revenge. Initially, I just wanted this fight without any conditions. Now I want some conditions for myself, and, of course, this revenge will happen, ” declared Bivol.