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Boxer Álvarez described Bivol as a great champion after defeat

Russian Bivol defeated Mexican Álvarez and defended his WBA light heavyweight title. “Bivol is a great champion. Today I lost, and he won,” Alvarez said after the fight.

Saul Alvarez (right) (Photo: Marcel Thomas / ZUMAPRESS / Global Look Press)

The Mexican boxer Saúl Álvarez, after losing to Dmitry Bivol, described the Russian as a great champion.

“Bivol is a great champion. Sometimes in boxing he wins and sometimes he loses. I’m not going to make excuses. Today I lost, and he won,” he is quoted by TASS.

Alvarez said he wants a rematch. “This can’t end like this,” he said.

Bivol, in turn, said that he was ready for revenge. “No problem, let’s talk about it,” replied the boxer.

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Bivol, 31, 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 (115:113, 115:113, 115:113).

Álvarez, 31, is the absolute world champion in the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg). At stake in this fight was only Bivol’s belt. The undefeated Russian has 20 professional boxing wins (11 by knockout). Álvarez spent 61 fights in the professional ring, scoring 57 wins (39 by knockout) with two losses and two draws.


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