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Looking forward to May 7: Dmitry Bivol confident on his abilities against Canelo Alvarez

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WBA (Super) light heavyweight champion of the world Dmitry Bivol is gearing up for the toughest challenge of his boxing career so far- Canelo Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion and the former WBO light heavyweight titleholder who is making a return to 175 this 7th May. The undefeated Kyrgyz-born Russian boxer who will be defending his WBA belt against Canelo, the pound for pound king, has confidence in himself and aims to showcase his skills in the squared circle as he goes up against “one of the best if not the best in the world”.

I’m glad this fight will be in the United States and one of the Mecca of boxing: Dmitry Bivol

Bivol and Canelo were present at a recent press conference in San Diego, California to promote their upcoming fight, which will head for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 7th May.

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“I want to say thank you to all my team, my promoter, World of Boxing and to DAZN, Eddie Hearn and Canelo for the opportunity to make this fight,” said Bivol, “I believe in my skills and when I come to the ring I believe in my victory. I’m looking forward to May 7, thank you.”

“Me and my team wanted this fight and I’m glad this fight will be in the United States and one of the Mecca of boxing. This is also very exciting, and it means a lot to me,” the 31-year-old Russian went on, “This is very important for me especially because I’m fighting one of the best if not the best in the world right now, I want people to be able to see me and my skills, this is a big fight that can give me the ability to achieve my other goals and go on if I win this fight.” [H/T Matchroomboxing.com]

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Bivol won the WBA interim light heavyweight title back in May 2016 against Felix Valera and after a year and two title defenses, was elevated to full champion. He then produced five more title defenses, followed by a promotion to “Super” status, and then defended his title three more times.

He was last seen in action against his compatriot and former IBO champion Umar Salamov on 11th December last year at the Yekaterinburg Sports Palace in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and won the fight via unanimous decision.

Highlights:

  • WBA (Super) light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol has full confidence on his abilities as he prepares to face undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez
  • The Canelo vs Bivol fight will take place on 7th May at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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