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Bivol manager responds to Álvarez’s rematch with ‘not guaranteed’

Dmitry Bivol defeated Saúl Álvarez by unanimous decision. The Russian’s manager said revenge may not come. “We’ll have to sit down and agree,” he said.

Dmitry Bivol (Photo: WBABoxing/Global Look Press)

The rematch between Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol and Mexican Saul Alvarez may not take place, the Russian’s manager Vadim Kornilov said.

“Revenge for Álvarez is not guaranteed. We will have to sit down and agree, our team will solve this problem,” TASS quoted him as saying.

According to Kornilov, Bivol always wanted to become the absolute world champion. “This objective is being maintained. I do not rule out that he will fight the next fight with the winner of the duel between Joe Smith and Artur Beterbiev”, said the manager.

Russian Bivol defeated the best boxer in the world

Bivol defeated Álvarez and defended the World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight title (up to 79.38 kg). The fight took place on the morning of May 8 in Las Vegas. The Russian defeated the Mexican by unanimous decision. All three referees gave Bivol the victory – 115:113, 115:113, 115:113. Álvarez is the absolute world champion in the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg). At stake in this fight was only Bivol’s belt.

Before the fight, Kornilov told Match TV that the contract contained an immediate revenge clause only if Álvarez lost. After the fight, the Mexican announced his desire to have a rematch, to which the Russian boxer agreed. “No problems. Let’s talk about revenge. Initially, I just wanted this fight without any conditions. Now I want some conditions for myself and of course this revenge will happen,” Bivol said.


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