British promoter Eddie Hearn expects Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) to exercise his right to a rematch with Russian Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) after losing to him on points in Las Vegas. Vegas (USA).
Moreover, he will not put it off until later, which means that in September the Alvarez trilogy with Gennady Golovkin is no longer expected.
“We have a rematch clause in the contract for this fight, but whether it is activated or not depends entirely on Saul,” Hearn said. You can’t advise Canelo Alvarez. He wants challenges, he wants hard fights. He ran 72.6kg and 76.2kg. On the eve of the fight, I said that he has no right to be at 79.4 kg – and today you saw it.
“If Canelo wants to activate the rematch clause, which is exactly what I want him to do, he needs to come back with a perfect performance,” Eddie says. – Now Dmitry’s confidence will be on a different level. We know about the plans with Gennady Golovkin, but now the big rematch with Dmitry Bivol in September is coming out on top.”
“I just beat Canelo.” Press conference of Dmitry Bivol