Canelo On Bivol: “I Think I’ll Be Ready In May; We Want Revenge”

Canelo Alvarez v Dmitry Bivol Sequel in May?

Canelo Alvarez seeks revenge against Dmitry Bivol
Dmitry Bivol (L, Patrick T. Fallon/AFP), Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez Targeting May for Revenge Bout with Dmitry Bivol

Undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39KO) is ready to get back to boxing after having surgery. Moreover, he has revenge in mind for WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11KO).

After winning the undisputed crown with a victory over former IBF champion Caleb Plant, Canelo decided to fight Bivol for the WBA crown on May 7. He suffered the second defeat of his career since losing to Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

With a rematch clause in place, many inside the boxing community thought he would rematch Bivol immediately. Alvarez instead opted to fight a trilogy with unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The undisputed champion went on to win the trilogy with his rival. He revealed the need to take some time off for surgery on the left hand in the post-fight interview.


It now appears things went well with surgery as Canelo is targeting a return to the ring and is looking for revenge. During an interview with Bet365, Alvarez spoke about the injury and a possible rematch with Bivol.

“My scars are already closed. I’m doing my therapy very well, so I think it won’t stop me so much. My fights are always in May or September. I think I’ll be ready for May again.”

If a return in May is in order, will it be against WBA champion Bivol, whom he lost to on Cinco De Mayo weekend earlier this year?

“I had a very competitive fight based on the limitations I had, my hand and my shoulder. The first half of the fight I did very well and then came the burden because we did not train as it should be. Especially in a larger division where you must be carrying more, they are heavier. It is what we will look for, revenge.”

Bivol has been extremely vocal about wanting undisputed against unified champion Artur Beterbiev. However, after his victory over mandatory challenger Gilberto Ramirez, the WBA champion left the door open for a Canelo rematch.

It will be interesting to see how things play out in 2023.

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."