Alvarez, 31, has not lost since he fought Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

But the legendary Ukrainian boxing duo, who are helping to defend their country from Russian shelling, believe the sport should follow in the footsteps of other governing bodies and impose bans on Russian boxers.

Wladimir, the younger sibling aged 45, was very clear in his response to whether Alvarez’s fight with Bivol should go ahead in Nevada.

“Absolutely not,” he told BBC 5 Live when discussing whether the fight should happen. “Every sanction, and it’s nothing against the personality or athletes, it’s about the politics of Russia.

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