Canelo Alvarez took defeat in his stride by posting an aesthetic message on Twitter after shedding his light-heavyweight bout to Dmitry Bivol.
It was a dominant victory for the Russian, who handed Canelo his second skilled loss and first since 2013.
With that being stated, in line with the controversial choose’s scorecards, Bivol wanted to win the ultimate spherical to keep away from a draw, as boxing’s scoring conundrum continues.
In the end, nonetheless, the appropriate man gained in the long run and regardless of being unaccustomed to shedding, Canelo dealt with the defeat with grace.
“Boxing is like that,” he posted on Twitter. “Generally you win and generally you lose, however at all times along with your head held excessive.
“I stick with the nice combat that we supplied to the individuals.
“We’ll combat once more and we’ll win once more.”
That is the primary time Canelo has misplaced since being soundly overwhelmed by the self-acclaimed ‘Finest Ever’, Floyd Mayweather Jr, of their 2013 conflict.
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At the post-fight press conference, Canelo revealed he wants a rematch with Bivol.
“This doesn’t end in this way, I’m a very competitive person, I’ve got many years ahead of me and I’m gonna come back stronger.
“We want the rematch and we want to do much better in the rematch.
“I’m very proud and competitive. I’ve gone up and fought at 175lbs, I’ve gone out of my comfort zone to fight at a weight that’s not mine, there’s no shame in that. I’m looking for challenges that others would be scared to take on because they might lose.”
Taking a rematch with Bivol would suggest that Canelo’s planned trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin in September, as per his deal with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN, will have to be postponed.
Bivol apologised for ruining the Canelo vs GGG trilogy in his post-fight interview, telling Eddie Hearn: “Sorry I broke your plans with Gennady Golovkin.”
Golovkin himself reacted on Twitter, apparently unconcerned about how this result affects him, as he congratulated the Russian on his victory.
“That was solid. Keep it up,” he posted in a message on Twitter.
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