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P4P Star Faces Toughest Test Since GGG 1


Final Up to date on 5 Could 2022 7:24 pm (UK Time)

P4P Quantity One Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez takes on Unbeaten WBA Mild heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol in what some proclaim as Canelo’s hardest take a look at since Gennady Golovkin 1, a combat which the bulk had Canelo dropping.

Canelo vs Bivol, on the Seventh of Could, takes place at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas in an enormous interval for DAZN instantly succeeding Taylor Serrano which transcended the game of boxing. Canelo vs Bivol additionally marks the debut of DAZN PPV within the US and the primary of doubtless three Canelo fights with DAZN in 2022.

Canelo Bivol Struggle Breakdown

Bivol (19-0) has the model that many see as best to beat Canelo Alvarez (57-1-2). Bivol has among the finest jabs in boxing, coupled along with his distance administration, the unbeaten gentle heavyweight might be a really tough man to land clear on. He doesn’t carry the ability to cease the Mexican so he must depend on the judges which means he must win rounds convincingly and at the least eight of them.

Bivol has appeared virtually unbeatable within the overwhelming majority of his fights apart from a nasty night time within the workplace with Craig Richards, who was two ranges under however nonetheless gained three rounds. Canelo has had consecutive fights with good technical boxers and is accustomed to affected person strain combating which he very a lot wants on Could 7.

Canelo has a giant benefit right here as he does with all of his opponents and that’s his resume, Canelo has persistently confronted one of the best fighters on the earth throughout 4 weight divisions within the final decade. That isn’t the identical for Bivol who holds a win over WBO Champion Joe Smith Jr however has not confronted elite opposition in current occasions – the likes of Beterbiev, Zurdo or Callum Smith.

Canelo vs Bivol Primary Card

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On Chief Assist, Matchroom USA’s New signing Montana love (17-0-1) takes on Mexico’s Gabriel Valenzuela (25-2-1) for the IBF North American tremendous light-weight title. Montana broke onto the scene combating on the undercard of Jake Paul and beating former world champion Ivan Baranchyk in a terrific combat the place each males had been damage, however Montana pressured the seventh-round stoppage.

His opponent Valenzuela’s declare to fame is an upset win over Liverpool’s Robbie Davies Jr final February through majority determination and has saved the momentum rolling since choosing up two extra wins. A tricky take a look at for Love however a win right here will certainly elevate his current IBF rating into the highest ten.

Uzbekistan tremendous light-weight Shakhram Giyasov (12-0) strikes as much as the welterweight division to face Mexico’s Christian Gomez (22-2-1) for the IBF North American welterweight title. That is an attention-grabbing matchup for his 147-pound debut as we don’t know precisely how good Gomez is however realistically Giyasov must be approach too seasoned and have an excessive amount of pedigree for him. Gomez is a frequent on Canelo/Matchroom Mexico undercards.

Filip Hrgovic (14-0) was alleged to face Chinese language Southpaw Puncher Zhillei Zhang (23-0-1) in a remaining eliminator for the IBF heavyweight necessary place, however Hrgovic pulled out for private causes earlier within the week and as a substitute Zhang will face Scott Alexander (16-4) over ten rounds on the Canelo vs Bivol card earlier than the ultimate eliminator with Hrgovic is rescheduled.

Additionally on the Canelo vs Bivol primary card, high Matchroom USA Light-weight prospect Marc Castro (6-0) who has been a continuing characteristic in Canelo Alvarez undercards will face Puerto Rican Pedro Vicente Scharbaai (7-4-1) over eight rounds. Castro has impressed with 5 KO’s in six fights however was dropped by Julio Madeira final day trip.

Canelo vs Bivol Preliminary Motion

Within the flyweight division, 28-year-old Joselito Velasquez (14-0-1) faces Colombian Jose Soto (15-1-0). This can be a very properly matched contest and if the winner impresses they might take earn a slot on one other massive Matchroom present and announce themselves as a risk within the division.

Matchroom’s middleweight prospect Alex Espino (9-0-1) is in a 50-50 must-win contest with Mexican Aaron Silva (9-0). Silva beat one other undefeated fighter Raul Salomon on the Matchroom Mexico card in 2021 and appears to remove one other unbeaten file on the Canelo vs Bivol card.

World of Boxing prospect Elnur Abduraimov (8-0) faces fellow unbeaten prospect 11-0 Manuel Correa in what might be a very thrilling matchup with the component of unknown massive on this combat. Lastly on the Canelo vs Bivol card, Fernando Angle Molina (7-0) meets 8-1 Ricardo Valdovinos.

By Darshan Desai

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