Valuev called Bivol’s victory over Álvarez one of the greatest in Russian boxing history.
Dmitry Bivol inflicted the first loss on undisputed middleweight world champion Saúl Álvarez since 2013. The Russian defended his WBA light heavyweight title
Nikolai Valuev (Photo: Press Service of the Russian Boxing Federation)
Dmitry Bivol’s victory over Saul Alvarez is one of the greatest in the history of Russian and world boxing. This was announced to RBC Sport by former WBA heavyweight champion (2005-2007, 2009) and deputy of the State Duma of the VI and VII calls Nikolai Valuev.
“Dima is a great guy, this is the biggest victory, one of the biggest in the history of our boxing, and in principle. The almost invincible Alvarez was still defeated by Bivol. This is a great victory that will inspire many young, young fighters. I can only admire and congratulate Dima once again on his victory,” Valuev said.
Mayweather’s successor against the undefeated Bivol. The main thing about the fight for the WBA belt
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. 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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