By Jack Tiernan: Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn claims he’s functioning on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol rematch for early next yr on the Cinco de Mayo holiday getaway in May 2023.
It would not have been a fantastic thought for Canelo to fight the rematch with Bivol, 31, this yr for the reason that he desires a whole lot of get the job done to correct the holes in his match that the proficient WBA 175-lb winner exposed in his victory.
The most logical purpose to transfer the Bivol fight to 2023 is that Canelo just can’t pay for to drop back again-to-back again fights from him. If that have been to come about, Canelo’s job would effectively be a dumpster hearth, and Hearn wouldn’t be equipped to place it out without having making it even worse.
Hearn insists Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) is preparing on rematching WBA light-weight heavyweight champion Bivol (20-, 11 KOs), but he’s bought a pair of other fights he’ll be getting this 12 months ahead of then.
Canelo will be battling Gennadiy Golovkin in a rematch in September on DAZN fork out-for every-look at in a trilogy bout.
If Golovkin was nevertheless firing on all 8 cylinders and young, Canelo could afford to hold out till following yr to struggle him. At 40, Golovkin is much too highly developed in his a long time for Canelo to place off the trilogy match any for a longer time.
“We spoke to Bivol and his crew we’re operating on the rematch for Cinco De Mayo subsequent calendar year. There’s no way he [Canelo] won’t choose that battle,” said Eddie Hearn to DAZN Boxing Display.
Ideally, Canelo will not get rid of also quite a few supporters for deciding on not to attempt and avenge his loss to Bivol this 12 months. Many persons will not relate to Canelo delaying the rematch with Bivol because that is not one thing they would do if they were in the exact boat.
Canelo is battling in December, but which is envisioned to be an simpler fight for him to fight in the Uk or Mexico. Hearn would like for Canelo to struggle in the United kingdom in opposition to John Ryder, his WBA 168-lb required.
Bivol conquer Canelo by a 12-spherical unanimous conclusion a couple of weeks in the past on May perhaps 7th in Las Vegas in a struggle revealed on DAZN PPV. Hearn claims the contest introduced in excellent quantities on pay out-per-see.
With Canelo picking not to battle Bivol all over again until finally 2023, it’ll let Dmitry go in the course of combating for the undisputed light heavyweight championship versus the winner of the June 18th fight amongst Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr.
If Bivol can develop into the undisputed champion this calendar year, his rematch with Canelo will be substantially more distinguished in May 2023. Canelo would have the chance to turn out to be a two-division undisputed winner.