Bivol did not win because he was better: I did not give 100% – Canelo Alvarez


Undisputed super middleweight champion (up to 76.2 kg) Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) refuses to admit that he lost in May by a decision of the judges to the owner of the WBA Super light heavyweight belt (up to 79.4 kg) Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) because he is the best boxer.

According to the star, he lost because he allegedly went into battle not in full combat readiness – for a number of reasons, including not the best training in terms of conditions.

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“The truth is that there is not much to say here,” the Mexican answered the corresponding question honestly and bluntly. I lost because I was tired. All because of this – weight, a lot of other things happened … But, whatever it was, I lost, and this is how it should be perceived.

Canelo also hinted at a possible rematch in the future.

“But I’m a winner [по натуре], here I am again, on the same path and with the same desire to go forward,” said Saul. “And I will have the opportunity to show you that I am better than him. He beat me not because he was supposedly better, it was just that I didn’t give 100%.”

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British promoter Eddie Hearn said in early autumn that Alvarez’s team allegedly already instructed him to set the stage for a rematch with Bivol. But first, on September 17, Canelo must win a fight against Gennady Golovkin, and Bivol on November 5 against Gilberto Ramirez. However, if both lose, they may well fight again – like losers.

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