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The renowned Mexican boxer, Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, starred in an impressive victory against the British boxer Joh Ryder in the fight that took place on May 6 at the Akron Stadium in Guadalajara; The duel represented the first fight of the Guadalajara in more than 10 years in his country, for which it became a historic event and worthy of any champion.
Now the Aztec fighter is looking for a new rival that he can face at the end of this year and his main desire is to get revenge against the Russian Dmitry Bivol, whom he could not beat in the duel they had.
Despite this, world boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. assured that the current super middleweight champion should accept the fight against his compatriot David Benavidez instead of facing again against the European; Jones Jr.’s opinion joins that of other great world boxing figures in considering that Canelo does not have the qualities at this time to defeat Bivol.
“I don’t see Canelo beating Bivol in any way. (The Russian) is bigger and has a style that is not in line with what Canelo wants to face. I think that this time, Bivol can beat him by a broader decision”, expressed the former World Boxing Champion during an interview offered for the site “fight hype”.
Likewise, the renowned boxer explained that if a second fight is held between Canelo Álvarez and Dmitry Bivol, the result would be much broader than the first fight held in 2022 in the city of Las Vegas.
“I don’t think I can beat him, but if (Canelo) beat Bivol it would be amazing because it would change a lot from the way we think. I insist, after seeing that the first fight was on one side, we do not see him beating Bivol, ”he added.
“I prefer to see him against Benavidez because, first of all, they are both Mexican. They are two fighters who have opposite styles and their physical compositions mix for a good fight. One is tall and long, who throws a lot of punches. And the other one is small and compact, and he throws power shots. That’s the perfect combination for a great fight. Why wouldn’t we want to see that over the Bivol fight?” Jones Jr. concluded.
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