Canelo Alvarez defended his super middleweight belt against Gennady Golovkin last weekend, routinely going twelve rounds in which he was never seriously threatened. Golovkin looked quite slow and worn out, while Canelo was injured resulting in a slightly slower pace and lower volume of punches than had been the case in their previous two bouts.
Canelo retained his undisputed status at 168-pounds
Canelo himself said the other day that he only accepts the most difficult challenges because he is the best fighter in the world, and that he does not need such difficult matches.
First of all, the Mexican was referring to this year's match against Buffalo, where he was completely dominated and outboxed, and we will probably see the rematch sometime.
This is exactly what Eddie Hearn spoke about
“Dmitry Bivol is the target.
Obviously, he’ll want to avenge that defeat, but Bivol has a very tough fight against Zurdo Ramirez on November 5th. We’ll have to see if he gets through that, but I think for Canelo Alvarez, that’ll always be in the back of his mind to see if he can avenge that defeat," Hearn said.
“I don’t think that Canelo Alvarez is looking at 175 as a division that he wants to necessarily go back to and win belts, but he wants Zurdo Ramirez to beat Bivol for Mexico, but he also wants Bivol to win so he can get a chance to rematch him.
“Don’t rule out the possibility of Bivol moving down to 168 to challenge for the undisputed title because he wants to do that as well. We have to see, but November 5th in Abu Dhabi is a very important date for the diary in the division”.
Although he inflicted a big defeat on him, Canelo surely wants revenge against Bivolo, who in the eleventh month fights against the excellent Gilberto Ramirez, who has 44 victories in his career, 30 of which are knockouts, and is also undefeated.
They are fighting on November 5 (the eleventh month) in Abu Dhabi, and we believe that Canelo will also be watching that fight closely.