Tatyana Kiriyenko is sure that Canelo Alvarez has never faced such a powerful boxer as Dmitry Bivol before
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Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol has every chance to win in a fight with Canelo Alvarez, who leads the ranking of the best boxers. This was stated by the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation Tatyana Kiriyenko, whose words were reported to RBC Sport by the press service of the federation.
“I am sure that Dmitry Bivol has absolutely every chance to surprise many who blindly believe only in Alvarez. I am convinced that Canelo has not yet faced such boxers as Bivol. Dmitry has excellent technique, he is in the prime of life. It is clear that the fight will not be easy for both boxers. But I sincerely believe that Dmitry will be the winner. I wish good luck to our titled athlete, the whole family of Russian boxing is for him, ”said Kiriyenko.
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The absolute world boxing champion in the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez will hold his next fight against Russian Dmitry Bivol, world boxing super champion according to the World Boxing Association (WBA) in the weight category up to 79.38 kg. The fight will take place on May 7 in Las Vegas.
Bivol last December defended his WBA super champion title by defeating compatriot Umar Salamov in Yekaterinburg. In total, the 31-year-old boxer has 19 wins (11 knockouts) in 19 fights in the professional ring.
From September 2021 Alvarez leads rating of the best boxers regardless of the weight category according to The Ring magazine, which unites all fighters regardless of the boxing organization.
31-year-old Alvarez in his last fight on November 7 last year defeated the American Caleb Plant and became the first ever undisputed world champion in the super middleweight division.