Canelo Alvarez Loses By Unanimous Decision


David Beas, Writer

Last Saturday Dmitry Bivol showed out in one of the biggest boxing upsets in recent history. Most people were thinking Canelo would just roll through this fight and continue onto the long-awaited trilogy fight against Golovkin. The biggest event boxing could deliver, was already signed for Sept. 17.  Dmitry Bivol ruined these plans and Alvarez said he plans to exercise his contractual right to an immediate rematch with Bivol. Not only did Canelo lose this fight, he got worked. He lost by unanimous decision and all 3 judges scored the fight 115-113 for Bivol. However, If you watched this fight you’d know it wasn’t nearly this close. Bivol controlled this entire fight, Canelo just didn’t look like himself out there. Maybe Bivols 4 inch height advantage was too much for him. He’d constantly throw his jab to keep Alvarez at a distance and was able to retain his light heavyweight title in his ninth defense. Bivol keeps his undefeated record (20-0, 11 KOs) and gives Canelo only his second career loss (57-2-2, 39 KOs). Here’s what Canelo had to say after his loss,

“No excuses, I lost today; he is a great boxer … I felt his power. He comes in and he goes out. He manages his distance really well.”

Bivol responded, “Rematch? No problem.”

This looks like an exciting rivalry that I will defintely be tuning into the next time they face each other in the ring.