Golovkin just survived the fight with Canelo, and Ramirez will beat Bivol – ex-champ


The conqueror of two weight divisions, Mexican Oscar Valdez (30-1, 23 KOs) praises the star compatriot of the super middleweight Saul Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs), who closed the trilogy with Kazakh Gennady Golovkin (42-2-1, 42-2-1, 37 KO).

Valdez and Alvarez are close comrades, working together under mentor Eddie Reynoso. Oscar
thinksthat “Canelo is most likely satisfied with the result, because only he knows what he went through. All this criticism for their first two head-to-head fights… It was for this reason that he wanted to win by knockout. He did everything in his power, really tried to knock out an opponent. But he was busy only with survival. After the first 2 rounds, Golovkin realized that he could not handle the dominance of Canelo. He didn’t even try.”

Valdez doesn’t know who Alvarez will fight next: “Whether it’s a rematch with Dmitry Bivol or a fight with David Benavidez, the interest will be huge, the arena will be packed. Fans will come to see Canelo. I think all these fighters are very good. And Bivol, and Benavidez, and Jermall Charlo. All who are matched as opponents of Alvarez. Let’s see who he chooses.”

Valdes suspects that Bivol will soon suffer a debut defeat – in November he has a mandatory defense with the Mexican Gilberto Ramirez: “The challenger is not just a great fighter. He’s also very underrated. Few people know how talented he is. Believe me, he is one of those who can beat Bivol. He has the necessary style and dimensions for this. I really believe he has a great chance of winning this fight.”

Yesterday Dmitry Bivol admitted: “I wanted to fight Buatsi, but…” And he is also sure that “you need to forget about Canelo…” Meanwhile, Alvarez wants Bivol to lose to Ramirez – then there will be no rematch.