“Would Probably Knock Him Out” – WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo Shares an Interesting Take on Potential Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol Rematch

Published 05/14/2022, 8:05 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 07: Jermall Charlo of the United States celebrates his WBC World Middleweight Championship against Dennis Hogan of Ireland at Barclays Center on December 07, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The defeat of Canelo Alvarez against Dmitry Bivol sent shock waves into the boxing world. He faced the second defeat of his career since Floyd Mayweather in 2013. It proved many top-notch names of boxing wrong, who speculated on a sure sort of victory for Canelo. Since the fight did not end on the expected note, the talks for the rematch have begun.

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The WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo has enlisted himself into the club, where everyone is standing with Canelo despite his loss.

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Talking to media personnel, ‘The Future of Boxing’ said, “Canelo is still a great champion. One of the best in the world. But it is what it is. We got to give him respect. He is going down in history as a legend in the sport. Nobody can count him out. I feel like if there is a fight again Canelo would probably knock him out or some I don’t know. You just can’t doubt Canelo just because of one loss. I give him respect.”

Mentioning Canelo’s win against light heavyweight champ Sergey Kovalev, Charlo highlighted the strategy of Canelo against Bivol that did not work out.

He said, “I thought [Sergey] Kovalev did better than [Dmitry] Bivol but Canelo made better adjustments.”

Furthermore, while closing his argument, ‘Hitman’ revealed the strategy that will work out for Canelo in the rematch. According to Charlo, Canelo has to adjust the jab. Use it more to get inside and stay out of the range of Bivol because the latter has more reach advantage.

Highlights of the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol

Moving up in weight class, Canelo stepped inside the ring with a dream of becoming a two-time light heavyweight champion. But in an unfortunate turn of events, Bivol emerged as the hero of the epic showdown.

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Smooth footwork and tied guard paved the way for Bivol’s win against the legend, who will certainly go down in history as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Canelo relied only on power punches, which cost him later on the scorecard. On the other hand, Bivol remained stuck to his game plan. He Kept moving and countering Canelo’s power punches.

However, after the fight, fans are expecting a rematch. Let’s see what happens next.

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What do you think of Jermall Charlo’s thoughts on Canelo’s probable rematch against Bivol? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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