Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez suffered a shock defeat by the hands of Dmitry Bivol as he tried to beat yet one more weight division in Las Vegas on Saturday night time.
The result’s a shock within the sense that it was solely Canelo’s second ever in over 60 fights and he has cleaned up the middleweight divisions beneath light-heavyweight, however on the night time, Bivol was nicely value his win.
The Russian secured 115-113 from all three judges, however Canelo introduced after the struggle that he does intend to activate the rematch clause and Bivol welcomed that concept within the ring.
The one different loss on Canelo’s document got here by the hands of Floyd Mayweather and the Mexican by no means received the prospect to avenge that loss.
That was again in 2013, however Mayweather nonetheless discovered a method to win at Canelo’s expense in Vegas.
Mayweather posted an image of a betting slip backing Bivol to the tune of $10,000 with the caption ‘straightforward choose up’ on Instagram.
The prediction from ‘Cash’ rewarded him with $42,500 that means he took residence $52,500 – not unhealthy in any respect.
Mayweather, 45, has been retired from skilled preventing since defeating Conor McGregor in 2017 to make his document an ideal 50-0.
He has loved a good few exhibitions since then and has one towards Don Moore in Dubai subsequent weekend, Could 14.
Canelo was solely 23 when he met the legendary Mayweather and the American mentioned after their struggle it was expertise and talent that had helped him win.
Now the pound-for-pound finest within the sport, Canelo mentioned again in 2018 he believes he would beat Mayweather.
“I’m a extra full fighter now,” Canelo began. “I might be rather more aggressive. I’ve much more expertise. I’ve improved lots, so it might be totally different.
“It was expertise that defeated me that night time. And that’s why it was a boring struggle, as nicely, as a result of he didn’t do an excessive amount of to me both. It was expertise and I’m a way more mature fighter.
“I’m a greater fighter than the fighter that fought that night time. It could be very totally different. After Mayweather we’ve confronted excellent fighters.
“We fought Miguel Cotto, Gennady Golovkin twice.I’m a extra full fighter now with extra expertise. If this struggle had been to occur once more, we’d defeat him, no drawback.”