Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will take on Dmitry Bivol tonight as the great Mexican looks to add yet more gold to his collection.
Canelo will move up to the light-heavyweight division for his first outing in 2022 and face the undefeated Russian for his WBA title.
Canelo will be looking to put on a show against Bivol at the MGM Grand
Canelo beat Caleb Plant last time to pick up the WBO super-middleweight title but now faces an all new challenge in Bivol.
The 31-year-old has held his world title since 2017 and boast a fine record of 19 straight wins but has never faced someone of Canelo’s calibre.
Canelo has excelled against all comers in recent years but insists he’s in for ‘dangerous’ night in Las Vegas.
Canelo vs Bivol: How to watch
12-round light-heavyweight title clash to be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 7Ring walks for Canelo vs Bivol can be expected at around 4:15am on Sunday morning for UK fansFight to be broadcast live on DAZN – streaming service costs £7.99 per month, you can sign up HERECoverage will begin at 1am on Sunday morning for UK fansIt can be streamed via the DAZN app and can be viewed on smart TVs, game consoles, connected devices, mobile, tablets and computerstalkSPORT will bring you all the latest news and action throughout the week
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Canelo vs Bivol: Undercard
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Canelo and Bivol are ready to face off
Canelo vs Bivol: What’s been said?
Canelo Alvarez: “I love boxing.
“I love a challenge. I love that adrenaline. I need to accomplish everything to be in the books of history of boxing. That’s why I’m here and I love what I do.
“When you see the best fighter go up and down a weight class and beat all the champions? I think nobody, and I try to do my best. For boxing, for me, for my legacy.
“[Dmitry’s] a really good boxer. He’s a solid champion at 175. It’s a dangerous fight. I like it, I love that kind of challenge. I really like it. But, I believe in my abilities, and I’m strong too. So, I’m confident in that, but it’s gonna be a really good fight.
“I like the idea to be undisputed at 175. That’s what I like, but you never know.”
Dmitry Bivol: “Canelo can spar against aliens and that doesn’t change anything.
“I’ve also done it with cruiserweights or heavyweights as well. The truth is, it doesn’t matter in the least, because in the end it’s just sparring.
“I will try my best to make a good fight.
“I will try to win and I trust all my skills to make it a great fight for everyone out there.”
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