Dmitry Bivol, light heavyweight champion of the AMB, assured that he can drop to 168 pounds or stay at 175 to face Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“Of course I would like to fight him (Canelo) in semi heavy or super medium, because I want to fight against the best and he is one of them ”, he confessed Dmitry Bivol in an interview with Sky Sports. “He has his legacy. He is a man like me, with good and bad sides. When I get in the ring I believe only in my victory ”.
Bivol will fight next May 1 against Craig richards, in his eighth defense of the semi-heavy scepter of the AMB, on the Manchester Arena on England. The 30-year-old Russian fighter remains undefeated in 17 bouts, of which 11 have ended via knockout.
For its part, Canelo Alvarez will enter the ring on May 8 against Billy Joe Saunders, in the AT&T Stadium, to unify the super middleweight belts of the WBO, WBA Y CMB.
However, on different occasions the Mexican has said that going up to 175 pounds is giving up a lot of advantage, so if at any time he wants to face Bivol, it will surely have to be at 168.
Dmitry Bivol, looking for Beterbiev too
Dmitry Bivol He also spoke of his Russian compatriot, Artur Beterbiev, who is a light heavyweight champion by the CMB Y FIB, and assured that he would like to unify against him.
“He has a belt. I think about fighting him or the others who have the belt, “he said. “I understand that he works with Top rank and they have a plan for him, but I’d like to face it. My first goal is to be the undisputed champion, to have all four belts and my legacy. I want to fight the best light heavyweights, so I need to have all four belts. “