Bivol: “I Have To Focus On Zurdo And November 5 Right Now; Not Canelo”

Bivol Solely Focused on Gilberto Ramirez; Canelo Rematch is Secondary

Dmitry Bivol focused on Zurdo Ramirez as Canelo weighs rematch clause
Dmitry Bivol (L, Credit: Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports), Gilberto Ramirez (R, Credit: Cris Esqueda), Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (Credit: Getty Images)

Dmitry Bivol Says Talk of Canelo Won’t Help his November 5 Fight with Zurdo

WBA Super light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11KO) conquered the mountain by defeating undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for Cinco De Mayo weekend. There is a rematch clause that Canelo holds in his back pocket that he may or may not opt to activate.

Bivol turned the boxing world upside down after upsetting Alvarez. Armed with a rematch clause the boxing world was ready for Canelo to run it back. However, he opted to fight unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in a trilogy.

Oddly, the WBA came knocking requesting that Bivol defend the title against former WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez. Both teams are ready and set to rumble in Abu Dhabi live on DAZN, on November 5.


Canelo added more intrigue to Bivol’s upcoming title defense after telling FightHype that the light heavyweight champion needs to win his fight to get the rematch.

Bold words from Canelo, given the fact he was the one defeated. Nonetheless, Bivol was asked by iFL TV if he believed the rematch clause would be invoked, should he overcome Zurdo.

“I don’t know what he wants after his fight and after my fight. If I have a date for the fight, I focus on my fight. If I think about Canelo now, it will not help me in my fight.”

“I have to think about Zurdo and November 5, and then we will see.”

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."