After Saul’s defeat Álvarez against the Russian, it had been commented that a second fight could take place, but now at 168 pounds. Apparently Dmitry Bivol backed out in the rematch against Canelo.
The man from Guadalajara lost by unanimous decision in the cards that gave the Russian the victory 115-113. The Mexican fighter went up to 175 pounds where he lost all that power that characterized him in his division, Canelo could not be seen fast, and neither was his punch, despite the words said by Buffalo who tried to soften the constant criticism that the Aztec boxer has received to date.
Dmitry had the objective of seeking to lose 168 pounds, this with the plan of taking away the scepters that he has in his possession Álvarezbut everything seems to indicate that this fight will not take place and that Saúl will continue to be the undisputed champion of the super middleweights.
Why did Dmitry Bivol back down in his rematch against Canelo Álvarez?
The reason why Dmitry Bivol backed down in his rematch against Canelo Álvarezis that the Russian is said not to be sure of being able to lose weight.
“We can talk about that, fighting the rematch at 168 pounds, you know, with the team from Canelo. We can talk it over. It is NOT 100% certain that I will fight at super middleweight. No, but we can talk about it.” Buffalo for DAZN.
The WBA champion also revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic hit him and that made him gain weight. He also commented that he was not 100% sure of fighting at 168 pounds. After the pandemic he was sure to do it but after the Coronavirus, he gained weight from eating too much.
And Buffalo don’t fight before Canelo, the rivals of the Mexican are closely watching Álvarez’s next move, Benavidez could be the closest rival, but also the name of Gennady Golovkin. In addition, everything seems to indicate that Ilunga Makabu will be left with the desire to fight against Saúl.