The absolute super middleweight champion Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) does not hide his respect for the WBA Super light heavyweight belt holder Russian Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) – they will meet in a face-to-face fight this Saturday.
Yesterday during a press conference
Canelo stated: Yes, I know he’s good. It’s not just that he’s a world champion. This is a really good fighter. I prepared directly for him. I know that he is experienced and skillful, that he has a good amateur school. I respect Bivol, but now it’s my time. I’m ready. I believe in my strength. I love this challenge because it’s fights like this that make me write the history of boxing. That is what motivates me. This is what I live for.”
“I respect Bivol’s skills, but my time has come,” the Mexican is confident. “I feel like I have reached the peak of my career. I enjoy this moment. Weight jumps? How else, I beat all the champions in the super middleweight division. So I had to find myself a new challenge. It’s not just about writing history. It’s also about the challenges ahead. To move up in weight, to win titles that I have never held before, is the perfect new motivation for me.”
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