Undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has a new dance partner in a multi-fight matchup against Matchroom and DAZN.
The undisputed super-middleweight champion has two matches that are considered the biggest draws in Boxing ready to begin his 2022 journey.
Late Friday afternoon, February 25, Matchroom and DAZN sent out a press release stating that Alvarez will fight WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in Las Vegas, NV, on Saturday, May 7th. Five, it’s Cinco de Mayo on weekends. He will be back after that game in September.
Alvarez (57-1-2, 37 KOs) was crowned between 2020 and 2021. He has fought four times, registering three knockouts that have yielded nothing but victory. He stop Caleb Plant in November to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion.
Alvarez moved to light heavyweight. He beat Sergey Kovalev in 2019 to win the WBO light heavyweight belt but gave it up to pursue super middleweight.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol is booked on May 7 on DAZN pay-per-view
Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) won the interim WBA lightweight title in 2016 but took the full title in 2017 after knocking out Trent Broadhurst in the first round. The 31-year-old boxer from Russia not the biggest boxer but possibly the most all-rounder Alvarez has fought since Gennadiy Golovkin.
No venue has been announced for Alvarez vs. Bivol, but the MGM Grand Garden Arena and T-Mobile Arena tend to host the most prominent boxing matches in Vegas. Alvarez is from Guadalajara, Mexico, where will be participating in the sold-out Cinco de Mayo event.
DAZN is a subscription service, but Alvarez vs. Bivol will be its first pay-per-view specialty. DAZN members will pay $59.99 for the fight, and non-DAZN members will pay $79.99, including a month’s DAZN membership.
The press release says that Alvarez also signed on for a contest in September. If he loses to Bivol, the rematch will likely fill that void. If Alvarez wins in May, a three-part game with Golovkin most meaningful. Golovkin was also a Matchroom fighter, but the two did not like each other. It will be interesting to see how things play out for Alvarez over the next seven months.
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