Bivol defeated Alvarez by unanimous decision in May of this year to retain his WBA (Super) light heavyweight title. The contract for this fight included a rematch option, which the Mexican team has yet to officially use. However, Alvarez has repeatedly stated his desire to have a second fight with Bivol. Last weekend, Canelo defeated Kazakh Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision of the trilogy judges and defended the title of undisputed world champion in the super middleweight division. Bivol is set to face Mexican mandatory challenger Gilberto Ramirez on Nov. 5 in Abu Daba.
– There is an opinion that Alvarez is degrading from fight to fight.
– I didn’t see him fight Golovkin. But very often it happens when a person loses… It turns out that people saw his drawbacks and some weaknesses that before that people just did not want to observe, seeing all this fame. I find it hard to reason. But look… Anthony Joshua won and won everyone, then Oleksandr Usyk showed his holes, and you immediately look at him a little differently.
– Basically, you showed Alvarez’s holes, and people started looking at him differently?
– Partly. Why not? Everyone saw the same benefits. Someone even thought he could win in cruisers, with someone to fight in heavyweight. We are all human, we all have our pros and cons. Plus, there are weight categories for a reason. Yes, there is a media component which very often eclipses the cold mind regarding the analysis of any boxer.
– Alvarez said after the fight that he was going to beat you in a rematch.
– Let’s see. Vengeance… I must have my fight. I have already made statements about this, and nothing has changed. I’m ready for revenge, let’s negotiate.
– And these words “I will beat Bivol”?
We can say what we want. He had already said before that he would beat me. These are just words. I too can say something about him now, but it doesn’t mean anything, it’s just words. In fact, you have to show it. And how it will be – only God knows, but we can just believe, connect and prepare.
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Source : MatchTV