Canelo has apologized to Messi. Schafer sure Saul will beat Bivol in rematch


The undisputed super middleweight champion Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 37 KOs) apologized to the leader of the Argentina national football team Lionel Messi, whom he recently promised to beat.

Canelo did not like how Messi and his teammates celebrated the victory in the World Cup over the Mexican national team – Lionel either accidentally or deliberately stepped on the Mexican national team shirt.

One of the leaders of the Mexicans, Andres Guardado, said that “he knows Messi well. He had no malicious intent. We’re constantly throwing wet T-shirts on the floor in the locker room. Regardless of whether it is your jersey or an opponent’s. Canelo just didn’t know about it. So this whole fight is completely pointless. By the way, it was my jersey – it was me who exchanged jerseys with Messi.”

It is possible that it was after this that Canelo decided to apologize: “Recently (because of the World Cup) I have been overwhelmed with emotions. Out of passion and love for my country, I made inappropriate comments for which I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina.”

The boxer wished success to both teams on the eve of the decisive 3rd round of the group stage of the World Championship. Both Argentina and Mexico defeated Poland and Saudi Arabia, respectively, but this was not enough for the Mexicans to reach the playoff stage – they took 3rd place. The group was won by the Argentines.

Yesterday, promoter Richard Schafer (Probellum) confidently stated that Canelo would beat Russian WBA Super light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) in a rematch tentatively scheduled for next September.

“Just understand that Canelo is a great fighter,”
sure Best man. He is the face of boxing. That fight? It was just not his day. It happens to everyone, even the strongest. I believe that he really had some serious problems in preparing for the fight. But he is not one of those who will complain and make excuses. The great ones don’t make excuses. I know a lot of fans think he doesn’t need a rematch, that it’s too dangerous. You know… Bivol is really good. But Canelo is just great. You will see, he will shut up all the ill-wishers. He is motivated like never before. Remember his loss to Floyd Mayweather. How did it all end? This motivated him to plow harder than before, and he reached a qualitatively new level, became the best in the world. In the same way, this defeat will help him rise even higher, to another level.

In the meantime, Bivol began to annoy the Mexican’s excuses: “It’s a category, then a camp, then a hand …” Rumor has it that Canelo insists on an intermediate weight in a rematch with the Russian. The Mexican has dotted all the i’s.