“It’s Very Interesting Fight But”: Sparred With David Benavidez and Defeated Canelo Alvarez Earlier, Dmitry Bivol Sheds Light on How Possible Saul vs Benavidez Fight Would Go Now

Published 12/19/2023, 5:49 AM EST

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Dmitry Bivol, a name synonymous with both David Benavidez and Canelo Alvarez, recently offered a cryptic take on a potential clash between these two. Having shared the ring with both, his perspective is not just unique, but intriguingly elusive. Bivol, who once outmaneuvered Canelo and sparred with Benavidez, stops short of a clear prediction.

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Instead, he hints at an unexpected angle, leaving fans and experts to ponder. His words, laced with the experience of fighting both, bring a fresh dimension to this anticipated matchup. So, who did Bivol pick to win?

Which Mexican did Bivol choose?

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The boxing world eagerly anticipates a potential super fight between Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez. This bout, steeped in high expectations, could redefine the super middleweight landscape. In this context, Dmitry Bivol’s recent comments add fascinating layers to the discourse.

During an interview, Bivol was asked about his thoughts on a Canelo-Benavidez showdown. He responded with measured words, showcasing his deep understanding of the sport’s intricacies. “Both of the fighters are really good. I like both of them as boxers,” Bivol stated, acknowledging the prowess of both warriors. He then added, “It’s very interesting fight but I can’t make some statement about who’s going to win. It depends how training camp will be and many reasons.”

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This statement not only highlights Bivol’s respect for both fighters but also underscores the unpredictable nature of boxing. However, he didn’t shy away from recognizing Benavidez’s potential, noting, “Benavidez has a lot of chances to beat him of course.” Such an endorsement, coming from a boxer of Bivol’s stature, speaks volumes.

Bivol’s comments, therefore, not only fuel the existing anticipation but also bring a nuanced perspective to the potential matchup. His words serve as a reminder that in boxing, as in life, outcomes are never certain. Now let’s see what the WBC president had to say about this bout.

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WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirms the much-awaited showdown between Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez for 2024. Speaking about this high-voltage matchup, Sulaiman expressed confidence in its occurrence. “I’m certain it’s going to happen. It’s a great fight in all aspects,” he stated, emphasizing the caliber of both fighters.

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When prodded about the possibility of Canelo’s reluctance to face Benavidez, Sulaiman remained adamant. “The fight is going to be one of the best of next year,” he assured, highlighting the importance of timing for this potential blockbuster. This confirmation sets the stage for what could be a defining moment in the super middleweight division.

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What are your predictions for this epic showdown? Will it be the seasoned prowess of Canelo or the fiery ambition of Benavidez that triumphs? Share your thoughts

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