About two months ago, Canelo Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision after twelve rounds, and it was their third match. Many believe that Golovkin was better in the first two, although one ended in a draw and the other with a victory for Canelo, the trilogy also ended with a more convincing victory for the Mexican.
However, in the match before that, Canelo was badly defeated, and he was outboxed by the excellent Dmitry Bivol. It was twelve excellent rounds in which Canelo showed that he had a problem with the bigger and longer Bivola, but to this day that defeat still hurts him.
Canelo wants a second chance at capturing Bivol's belt
“Same weight, that’s it”, Canelo said in an interview with La Saga, according to Izquierdazo. “Of course I can win. It’s not a matter of belief, it’s because I know I can.
That is my priority now”. “I have respect for Chavez," replied Canelo. “I will always respect him. The champion knows that, but in the end, it’s not a matter of what he wants." “That is something I want to do, and I know I can win," Canelo said.
“Because I know how I went into that fight, I know what I can do, and what I will do. I couldn’t do things properly, because I didn’t train as I wanted to. Because of my (injured) hand and all that. “I lacked one or two rounds to win.
I was highly competitive. Since I couldn’t have a proper training camp, I won the early rounds and then began to get tired. At the end, I’m sure I didn’t give my 100%, and he did. He (Bivol) can’t give anything more, and I can." His last appearance was two months ago and he defeated Golovkin, and we will find out soon whether Canelo will immediately go to the rematch with Bivolo.