The absolute super middleweight champion (up to 76.2 kg) Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) is not very interested in a rematch against the Russian WBA Super light heavyweight champion (up to 79.4 kg) Dmitry Bivol ( 20-0, 11 KOs), to whom he lost in May of this year.
According to Canelo, in the upcoming fight of Bivol against Gilberto Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs), scheduled for November 5 in the UAE, he will root for his compatriot.
“I want Ramirez to win (against Bivol). He is Mexican, and I wish him victory,” Alvarez did not hide. “And if Bivol loses, I don’t think we will have a rematch with him. Let’s see. I don’t like to get stuck on the same thing, I like to try different things.”
- Ramirez praised Bivol’s footwork and criticized Canelo a little
“What if the rematch doesn’t happen? No problem. I’ll try something else. I don’t need it, says the Mexican. “I don’t need this particular risk, but in general I like to take risks, because I love challenges. Psychologically, it doesn’t bother me in any way, because I do what great fighters do – leave my comfort zone. ”
At the same time, if Bivol still defeats Ramirez, Canelo assured that he would not force him to go down to super middleweight and rise again to light heavyweight for revenge.
Recall that this night Alvarez will have to enter the ring for the third fight against Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin.
Here is Ramirez’s prediction for the Alvarez-Golovkin 3 fight.