Dmitry Bivol’s Manager Says They’re Ready to Fight Canelo Alvarez on September 18, but There’s a Catch

Published 07/30/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez, ever since he moved to the 168-pound landscape, had only one aim, and that was to capture all the belts on the line. Moreover, in every fight he took at this weight class, the P4p star truly showed his true abilities. Also, he was on the brink of bagging that ultimate undisputed title fight, with the IBF super-middleweight king, Caleb Plant. Unfortunately, over the last few hours, the talks of a potential fight between the two fell apart.

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Considering this mess up, Canelo Alvarez will now lock horns with any other opponent, predominantly on September 18th. That said, he’s in search of a noteworthy name and for now, Dmitry Bivol is on the top of the list.

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Recently, Lance Pugmire took it to Twitter to detail an important update pertaining to a fight between Bivol and Canelo.

He wrote, Just spoke to @bivol_d manager @VadimKTeam who told me Bivol can be ready to fight @Canelo Sept. 18 but needs to know if cutting to 168 pounds “sooner rather than later.”

As Bivol is the WBA light heavyweight champ, moving down a weight class will be one tough task for him. However, as a fight against Canelo Alvarez will bring in supreme accolades for him, he might unquestionably hop on this opportunity.

Canelo is eager to stay active, and he wants a fight at any cost. That said, the undisputed fight with Plant was on the top of his list. But since the fight fell through, the Mexican boxer is now looking at other opponents. This brings us to the question-

Should Canelo Alvarez really fight Dmitry Bivol?

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Canelo Alvarez is keen on tracing a legacy. His intent has certainly been visible with the fights he has put on over the past few years.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 1: Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

That said, looking at how he’s shaping up his career, the pound-for-pound king should look to do what it takes to fight Caleb Plant. If he does so, he’ll be free to fight at super-middleweight (potentially as the undisputed champion) or even at middleweight or light heavyweight.

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However, as the last call will be taken by Canelo and his team, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next. Should Canelo fight Dmitry Bivol?

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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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