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Where Is Canelo Alvarez’s Next Fight?

Published 03/19/2022, 8:19 AM EDT

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The P4P King Canelo Alvarez performed splendidly throughout the entire 2021, appearing thrice, and winning all three fights via stoppage. He completed his desired goal in the super middleweight category and became the division’s maiden undisputed champion.

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The journey that began with beating Callum Smith in December 2020 for the WBA (Super), The Ring, and the vacant WBC super middleweight titles ended with the Mexican star’s dominant win over Caleb Plant for the IBF strap in November 2021.


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In between. Alvarez defended his WBA-WBC belts against Avni Yildirim and stopped Billy Joe Saunders to claim the WBO belt. Having done so much at 168 lbs, the P4P star will now take a trip back to 175 lbs.

Who will Canelo Alvarez fight next?

Alvarez will face the undefeated Dmitry Bivol on his next appearance on May 7. On his last outing in the light heavyweight category, Alvarez had knocked out Sergey Kovalev for the WBO belt. Now, he will look to add Bivol’s WBA belt to his title collection.


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19 (11 KOs)-0 as a professional, Bivol has been a terror in the light heavyweight division. He will enjoy a massive size advantage over Alvarez in the fight, which can turn the tides in any direction. On beating Bivol, Canelo Alvarez would validate himself for a trilogy against Gennady Golovkin, which levels up the importance of Bivol in the ongoing trend.


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Where is Canelo Alvarez’s next fight?

The match will happen at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be available live on the DAZN PPV. The fight card is yet to have an official undercard on board. But Alvarez’s global popularity assures a big crowd incoming.

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The Russian-born Bivol is also a sparkling name amongst the current champions. So, he sits well as a perfect opponent for Canelo Alvarez at this moment.


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How busy will Alvarez be in 2022?

Canelo has signed a two-fight deal with Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn, with Dmitry Bivol and Gennady Golovkin as two opponents. The first fight will happen at 175 lbs but Alvarez vs GGG 3 shall happen at 168 lbs if both fighters win their upcoming bouts.

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Alvarez needs to overcome Bivol, while Golovkin needs to beat Ryota Murata on April 9 Well, GGG should cement a dominant win to validate his chances against Alvarez, who is currently super active. So, 2022 can be a pretty busy year for the Mexican superstar.


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Written by:

Raj Sarkar


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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.
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