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“I Can’t See Him Beating Him” – Mayweather Promotions CEO Has an Interesting Take on Potential Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol Rematch

Published 05/18/2022, 1:30 PM EDT

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Canelo Alvarez suffered a shocking loss against Bivol some time back which attracted a lot of criticism from the boxing fraternity. Similarly, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions mended his opinion on Alvarez’s loss and also criticized his management. 

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The interviewer from Fight Hub TV asked Leonard Ellerbe, about his views on Alvarez’s next move. The interviewer asked, “With Bivol’s victory, what do you think that Canelo goes next?..In particular, do you think that his management team drops him in there for a rematch with Bivol? Or do you think that they go hunting somebody like GGG?”


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Leonard Ellerbe answered in a witty way. He said, “Well, that’s a no-brainer. To go back to do what you just did, and I can’t see him(Canelo Alvarez) beating him (Bivol).”

He also added, “But again, they pick Bivol for a reason but they miscalculated that, trust and believe that because they took shorter money to fight him as opposed to the offers that were on the table Charlo, Benavidez, you know all of that.”

Ellerbe has a perspective that Alvarez must not face Dmitry Bivol for a rematch, as the result will end up the same as before. 

Canelo Alvarez letting his fans down after his second loss

The Mexican superstar lost only once in his professional boxing career, which was against the legendary boxer, Floyd Mayweather. 

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After his first defeat, Alvarez achieved great feats and marked significance in the boxing fraternity by defeating some notable fighters like Gennady Golovkin, Amir Khan, and Billy Joe Saunders. 


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But his recent loss against Dmitry Bivol let his fans down as the fans expected a positive outcome from Canelo Alvarez

Now, Alvarez is looking for a comeback in the ring and he claimed after his last fight that he will come back to hunt Dmitry Bivol. 

Who will be Alvarez’s next opponent? 

The fans are in a doubt regarding Alvarez’s next fight. Though Alvarez suggested that he will come back to fight Bivol in a rematch, there are no definite claims that he will face Bivol or any other opponent in his subsequent fight. 

There are other boxers like Jermall Charlo and David Benavidez, who are geared up to fight Alvarez. 


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On the other hand, Gennady Golovkin is also one of the probable contenders who might face him in the ring. The boxing fans are waiting for the trilogy between the two fighters. 

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Well, there are still no confirmations regarding Alvarez’s next fight, but it will be interesting to see how Alvarez will bounce back from his loss in the last bout. 


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Written by:

Mohit More


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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.
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Vibhanshu Kumar