The pound-for-pound discussion now includes Dmitry Bivol. Bivol defeated former No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer, Canelo Alvarez, in Las Vegas, pulling off a major upset. He successfully defended his WBA “super” light heavyweight world title and, for the first time in his career, made ESPN’s top 10.
The undisputed super middleweight champion Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), who upped his weight to 175 pounds to take on Bivol, drops all the way to No. 4. Bivol outplayed Alvarez despite the close and dubious scorecards, as Alvarez did not use any of his normal offence. Bivol effectively injured Alvarez with a strong left jab and right hand to secure the win.
“He always talks about me, a lot of s*** about me.” -Canelo Alvarez gives candid thoughts on Genady Golovkin
In Los Angeles, California, Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin presented their third fight to the media. On September 17 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Canelo and Golovkin will square off in the ring. However, they made calculated, forceful statements before the altercation. The Mexican was the first to address the reporters, and he was forthright.
In the media scrum, he was asked about his intention to damage Golovkin to which he stated, “Yes because he always talks about me, a lot of s*** about me. “I’m more dangerous now than before, That’s what I want too. Yeah. No, he always talks about me. Maybe he wants the last payday of his life, right?”
Canelo has a successful business relationship with Hennessy outside of the ring and runs a taco restaurant in his native Mexico. In collaboration with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN, His Canelo Promotions is also organising a number of matches in Mexico.