Canelo: “The Rematch With Bivol Is Very Important For My Legacy”

Dmitry Bivol Remains on Canelo's Radar

Canelo Alvarez still seeking rematch with Dmitry Bivol
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (L), Dmitry Bivol | Credit: Getty Images

Canelo Alvarez Still Eyeing Rematch with Dmitry Bivol for Legacy

The trilogy between old rivals, undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39KO) and unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KO) has come to a close. Alvarez revealed a hand injury and still wants to avenge the May 7 loss against WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11KO).

Alvarez held off on using the rematch clause to proceed with the Golovkinfight. He opted to use the second defeat of his career as fuel in training for the trilogy. Meanwhile, Bivol was mandated to face former WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez. According to Canelo, Bivol still needs to successfully defend the title against Zurdo to active their rematch.


During the post-fight interview, Canelo revealed an injury that hindered his use of the left hand in the fight.

“I need surgery on my hand after this because I am not good from my left hand. So I need surgery […] It’s really bad, but look, I’m a warrior.”

Alvarez indicated a desire to continue fighting for his legacy and did not hesitate to answer when asked about the rematch with Bivol.

“Of course […] it’s very important for my legacy, for me, for my country, for my family, for everything. It’s very important.”

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."