The Russian Bivol defeated the absolute world boxing champion Álvarez
Dmitry Bivol inflicted the first loss on undisputed middleweight world champion Saúl Álvarez since 2013. The Russian defended his WBA light heavyweight title
Saúl Álvarez and Dmitry Bivol (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)
The Russian Dmitry Bivol defeated the Mexican Saúl Canelo Álvarez and defended the super light heavyweight title (up to 79.38 kg) of the World Boxing Association (WBA).
The fight took place in Las Vegas and ended. The Russian won Álvarez by unanimous decision. All three judges gave Bivol the win – 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.
Bivol defended his WBA Super Champion title last December by defeating his compatriot Umar Salamov in Yekaterinburg. In total, the 31-year-old boxer has 20 wins from 20 fights in the professional ring.
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Since September 2021, Álvarez leads the ranking of the best boxers, regardless of weight category, according to the authoritative magazine The Ring. The 31-year-old Mexican in his last fight on November 7 last year defeated American Caleb Plant and became the first undisputed super middleweight world champion.
In total, Álvarez has 57 wins, two losses and two draws. In a fight with Plant, he defended the WBC world titles, the World Boxing Association (WBA) for the third time and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) for the first time. After defeating Plant, he won the IBF (International Boxing Federation) title. Prior to the Bivol fight, Alvarez only had one loss: in September 2013, he lost to Floyd Mayweather by decision.
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