Dmitry Bivol Camp Awaits Confirmation From Canelo Alvarez Pertaining to a Catchweight Bout

Published 08/05/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Canelo Alvarez and his team are in abrupt talks with Dmitry Bivol’s camp for staging a super-middleweight title bout on September 18. Earlier, the P4P star was on his way to face the IBF 168-pound champ, Caleb Plant. The fans were hooked in for this undisputed super-middleweight clash. Furthermore, they were supremely confident that this fight would come to life.

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But to everyone’s surprise, the talks between the two teams fell through. And the Mexican boxing star began his search for another contender. That said, Dmitry Bivol is by far the topmost adversary on Alvarez’s list, and his team is trying everything to make this fight happen.

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But recently, the Russian boxer’s team came up with a few concerns. Lance Pugmire shared the Bivol team’s comments on his Twitter handle.

Might have to move the date for Bivol to have enough time to travel, acclimate and make weight,” he wrote.

Pugmire also addressed the Bivol camp’s concern on staging this fight at catchweight, as the undefeated boxer is a prime prodigy at the light-heavyweight frame, and dropping down in weight won’t be so easy for him. Furthermore, these concerns might result in this contest getting pushed ahead for obvious reasons.

For now, Canelo Alvarez or anyone from his team hasn’t issued any response to the Bivol team’s concerns. However, if they wish to roll out this fight ideally, Alvarez and his team will have to iron out all the possibilities.

With this, all eyes will be on the Mexican boxer for the next few days. Because his comments and action can make or break the progress of this potent bout.

Is it worthy for Canelo Alvarez to battle out Dmitry Bivol at this stage?

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Canelo Alvarez is in pursuit to claim all the super-middleweight titles on the line. And accordingly, he’s crucified every opponent at this weight class.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

That said, fighting someone like Bivol will only push his aspirations of becoming the undisputed P4P king ahead. But looking at his situation with Caleb Plant, the Dmitry Bivol fight is suitable at this stage.

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It’ll be interesting to see if Alvarez really gets lined up to face his Russian rival this year.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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