WATCH: On-Duty Cops Stop Midway to Arrest Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol With Their Eyes

Published 05/09/2022, 2:53 PM EDT

On May 7, last week, the Mexican boxer and 4-division world champion, Canelo Alvarez, went up against Russian fighter, Dmitry Bivol. They fought in the light-heavyweight division with Bivol’s WBA title at stake. A tightly packed T-Mobile Arena witnessed the fight between the two, and Bivol, exceeding everyone’s expectations, arose victorious in the end.

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The Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol bout was a highly anticipated fight as it marked the sixty-first bout of Alvarez’s career and simultaneously carried hope for another Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin. Unsurprisingly, boxing fans greeted Alvarez with great expectations and awaited another night to embrace one more Alvarez victory.

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Of course, Alvarez was returning to the colosseum on another Cinco de Mayo weekend and Mexican fans had to soak it all in. In a short video released by Bleacher Report, viewers witness three on-duty Mexican cops standing outside a pub and watching Canelo Alvarez take on Dmitry Bivol. Such was the craze of the event that even on-duty officials could not resist but stop in the midway of their service and devour the ongoing bout.

 An unfortunate day to be a Canelo Alvarez fan

Canelo Alvarez and Bivol are both aged 31 years old and still in the prime of their lives. But Alvarez walked into the match with 57 professional wins, which is to say, three times of what Bivol had won till then in his career.

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As expected, fans favored Canelo Alvarez heavily and cheered the Mexican to regain the light-heavyweight title he won from Kovalev in 2019. However, in a shocking turn of events, Bivol outclassed Alvarez and, by a vivid margin, defeated the latter.

May 7, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez (pink trunks) and Dimitry Bivol (black trunks) box during their light heavyweight championship bout at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Canelo Alvarez drastically fell short, and throughout the twelve rounds, struggled to fight. Bivol took control and fought with excellence, leaving both Alvarez and his fans disappointed and utterly shocked.

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Was the pressure too much for Alvarez?

One could say so. As much as Alvarez fans strengthened the Mexican’s corner, they burdened the star with too many expectations at one time. The third match against Gennady Golovkin was almost scheduled by the promoters way ahead of the Bivol fight. In the meantime, UFC champion Kamaru Usman repeatedly called Alvarez out on Twitter for a crossover fight against the phenom.

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To add to it, YouTuber-turned-boxer-turned-promoter Jake Paul has also expressed his desire to fight Alvarez. Maybe it was the accumulation of all these factors that cost Alvarez the fight.

What do you think happened to Canelo Alvarez? Let us know in the comments below.

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Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

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