Canelo Alvarez is looking to put on a show when he challenges Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light-heavyweight title in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo weekend. The Mexican pound-for-pound king is making the step up to 175lbs for the second time in his career, after his 11th-round demolition of Sergey Kovalev in November 2019, when he successfully claimed the WBO world title.
Now Canelo is looking to write more history after clearing out the entire super-middleweight division within the space of a year to become the undisputed world champion at 168lbs.
The 31-year-old is “willing to fight” anyone – even unified heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk – but first Russian Bivol lies in wait.
He is no mug either, boasting a record of 19-0 and a reputation as one of the world’s most feared light-heavyweights.
Yet he will have to turn in a near-perfect performance if he is to successfully defend his WBA strap, as Canelo targets yet another clean sweep at 175lbs.
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Live Streams and Ring Walk
Canelo vs Bivol is due to take place at around 5am on Sunday morning UK time.
The contest, which will be staged at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas headlines a stacked courtesy brought to you by Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn.
You can watch via the DAZN app, which will be showing the full card without the cost of pay-per-view. In the USA, this is a PPV fight.
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