Mexican veteran Juan Manuel Marquez believes that the fight with WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) will be quite convenient for Saul Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) – and will end with an early victory for his compatriot. He spoke about this
“Canelo is a good fighter, but what style is easiest for him? The easiest style for Canelo is aggressive. What is Bivol’s style? Bivol’s style is aggressive. It’s good for Canelo because if Bivol has great speed skills, Saul will be in trouble. Overall, I think Alvarez will knock him out in eight rounds. Counter strikes and combinations are decisive, ”the veteran said.
Marquez says the light heavyweight champ is a strong fighter, throwing combinations with punches, “but in boxing, style defines the fight.”
Dmitry Bivol – Canelo Alvarez: forecast for the fight on May 8
“Bivol always aggressive, and aggressiveness is good for Canelo. Bivol needs to clearly win every round. If the fight comes to a decision, what happens? Canelo will win. What happened in my career against Pacquiao? I had to knock him out to win,” Marquez said.
“Name me one of Bivol’s opponents who has done body shots. Canelo throws many, many of these punches. I tell you, Canelo will win by knockout,” Juan Manuel summed up.
Interestingly, however, Marquez is sure that Alvarez will never be the best.
The Alvarez-Bivol fight will take place on the night of May 7-8 in Las Vegas (USA). Preview from WMMAA: Alvarez-Bivol. Is this “w-w” for a reason?