Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is having a look ahead to a rematch with WBA mild heavyweight champion Dimitri Bivole after a surprising loss in his first struggle in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.
Bivole gained by way of unanimous determination – all 3 judges agreed in his choose with a ranking of 115-113 – and this gave Canelo the second one defeat of his profession, 9 years after his first defeat by the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Canelo insisted after the struggle that he sought after every other struggle with Bivole with a rematch clause in his contract. He stated, “In fact I do know. It may not finish like this.” He later repeated the message on Twitter.
Translated from Spanish, Canelo’s publish learn: “Boxing works like this. Once in a while you win and on occasion you lose, however all the time stay your head up.”
“I used to be left with the good struggle we gave to the folks. We will be able to struggle once more and win once more.”
Bivole additionally desires to stand Canelo once more. “A rematch? No downside. Let’s communicate concerning the rematch,” he stated.
“I agreed to this struggle as a result of I simply wanted the chance and I respect the chance. I am able for a rematch, I simply need to be sure that I win and now I am being handled like a champion.”
Bivol promoter Andrey Ryabinsky instructed Sky Sports activities that the passion in each combatants is prime: “I’d say that the preparation procedure will take no less than 4 to 5 months.
“And where of the fight has no longer but been decided, however possibly it is going to be the USA.”
Alvarez, who returned to the heaviest weight of his profession to struggle for the 175-pound identify, disagreed with the judges, pronouncing he idea he misplaced a most of 4 or 5 rounds.
“In fact I didn’t lose the struggle,” Alvarez stated thru a translator. “I feel I used to be a bit of drained after the general spherical, however I felt just right.”
Together with his win on Saturday, Bivol’s file progressed to a complete 20 wins in 20 suits whilst Canelo misplaced 57-2-2.
Canelo had up to now gained at mild heavyweight, defeating Sergey Kovalev by way of knockout to seize the WBO identify in 2019, however Bivol was once too sturdy to defeat the Mexican fighter in his first assembly.