If the rematch between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) and Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) takes place in super middleweight (up to 76.2 kg), then this will happen only by the good will of Bivol and nothing else, assured the British promoter Eddie Hearn.
Recall that in May last year, the absolute champion at 76.2 kg Alvarez rose to the light heavyweight category (up to 79.4 kg) to challenge Dmitry’s WBA Super title, and failed, losing on points by unanimous decision.
It is expected that in September the boxers will meet again, but in the division of Alvarez for all four prestigious titles in his possession.
“Obviously, this is a money fight, but Dimitri is not only concerned about money,” Eddie said. “He wants a legacy and is also in favor of fighting Beterbiev. He wants to be the undisputed champion. That is why we are talking about the fight for the absolute in 76.2 kg. This is not Canelo’s requirement at all. This is what we told Dmitry: “If you are comfortable at 76.2 kg, then fight for the absolute at 76.2 kg. It will be just incredible.” He does 79.4 kg very easily, and I know for sure that he can easily do 77.5 kg.
“But it still has to be his decision. Him and his team,” Hearn emphasized. “He would never have accepted a fight at 76.2 kg if he had not been told that he would be effective at this weight. You know, I have heard more than once that supposedly I am trying to deliberately tighten him into this weight. But in fact, he himself asked to study such a perspective.
Just now, the same Hearn laid out the situation with Beterbiev, Bivol, Canelo, Buatsi and Smith.