WBO light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol says he’s keen to drop down a division for his rematch with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The undefeated Russian despatched shockwaves by way of the boxing world on Saturday night time when he simply outpointed the most important star within the sport.
All three ringside judges scored the struggle 115-113 to Bivol after 12 rounds however most observers had the defending champion profitable by a a lot wider margin.
Within the rapid aftermath of his first defeat since 2013, Canelo introduced his intention to rematch Bivol, scuppering plans for an eagerly anticipated trilogy struggle along with his largest rival Gennady Golovkin.
Bivol believes measurement was not likely a problem in his struggle with Canelo however says he’s keen to drop right down to super-middleweight so as to problem the Mexican who at present holds all 4 main titles at 168lbs.
“His pure measurement is for much less weight, and mine too. Possibly subsequent struggle for 4 belts in his division,” Bivol informed Behind The Gloves.
His coach Joel Diaz backed his fighter to carry out even higher in a possible Canelo rematch, particularly if it takes place within the light-heavyweight division.
“Within the rematch, Dmitry Bivol will do extra injury on Canelo as a result of there’s lots of mixture punches that he didn’t do this he may’ve carried out,” Diaz mentioned in a separate interview with Behind The Gloves.
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He believes the scale distinction was an enormous issue within the struggle, as Canelo’s energy proved to be ineffective in opposition to Bivol at 175lbs.
“The dimensions distinction is an enormous issue,” he added.
“Canelo is a heavy puncher, he hurts, he’s an important fighter however in his division. Transferring as much as 175 it’s a much bigger division, he (Bivol) is a much bigger man. Within the light-heavyweight division, they’re greater, they’ll take extra punishment.
“I feel within the subsequent one, it’ll be a lot simpler for Dmitry Bivol to beat Canelo as a result of he’s already felt his punch – his hardest punch.”
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