In what will certainly be a pro-Canelo audience at the T-Mobile Arena, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) takes on defending champion Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) in the first ever DAZN pay-per-view.
When Alvarez last fought at light heavyweight, he defeated Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO title, which he later resigned before starting on a sensational run in the 168-pound category.
With victories against Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, and most recently Caleb Plant during the last year, he has established himself as the indisputable champion.
Bivol, meantime, has defeated the likes of Jean Pascal, Sullivan Barrera, and Joe Smith Jr on his path to become one of the best in his division. He’s no pushover, and the only thing holding him back is what has become a somewhat uninteresting style of boxing.
He is, however, technically sound, sharp, and will have the height and reach edge against Alvarez as a natural light heavyweight. That hasn’t meant much against Canelo in the past, so we’ll see if Bivol can pull off the upset or if Canelo’s otherworldly boxing talents come through once more.
Saul ‘Canelo ‘ Alvarez Record Asd Bio
- Nationality: Mexico
- Date of birth: July 18, 1990
- Height: 5′ 8″
- Reach: 70.5″
- Total fights: 60
- Record: 57-1-2 (39 KOs)
Dmitry Bivol Record Asd Bio
- Date of birth: December 18, 1990
- Height: 6′ 0″
- Reach: 72″
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 19-0 (11 KOs)
Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol Fight Card
- Montana Love 140 vs Gabriel Valenzuela 138.6
- Shakhram Giyasov 146.6 vs Christian Gomez 146
- Marc Castro 134.8 vs Pedro Vicente 134.8
- Zhang Zhilei 276.2 vs Scott Alexander 222.6
- Joselito Velazquez 112.4 vs Jose Soto 113.8
- Alexis Espino 163.6 vs Aaron Silva 164.4
- Elnur Abduraimov 129.6 vs Manny Correa 128.6
- Fernando Molina 139.6 vs Ricardo Valdovinos 139.4
Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol Fight Info
- Event : Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol
- Date: Saturday, May 7
- Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT/1 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / 4 a.m. BST