Con Canelo en el radar, Dmitry Bivol expondrá título semi pesado contra Umar Salamov

Dmitry Bivol, one of the rivals that is on the radar of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, will expose the title of super light heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) this saturday before Umar Salamov.

The KRK Uralets of Yekaterinburg, Russia, will be the stage where the Russian boxers will meet, who they met this Friday on the scale.

Bivol he posted weight of 174.2 pounds, within the division limit, while the challenger ticked in at 175 pounds, ready for battle.

This will be the eighth defense of the light heavyweight title for Bivol, who knows the danger of Salamov, a rival who in 27 fights has only lost one.

Salamov he is a tall and very technical fighter ”, said the monarch, questioned about the danger of his compatriot. “This is boxing, he also wants to win and has his own ambitions.”

Dmitry Bivol, on the hunt for a fight with Canelo

Although it is not a fact a fight with Canelo Alvarez, Bivol He is on the list of possible rivals for the Mexican and the coach Eddy reynoso.

In fact, when negotiations between the Canelo Y Caleb Plant stalled before their fight last November, the Mexican’s team had already reached an agreement with Bivol. However, conversations with Plant, and finally, the fight between the American and the Canelo, which the Mexican won.

Canelo, current undisputed 168-pound champion, is not unaware of the light heavyweight division. He already faced and dethroned Sergey Kovalev on November 2, 2019, so the division is not unknown.

In search of new challenges, Canelo Y Reynoso They are not ruling out going up to the light heavyweight in search of sweeping the division. Y Bivol, if he remains as monarch, without hesitation he would be among the possible rivals of the Mexican.

A) Yes, Dmitry Bivol, 30, has the obligation to defend his undefeated step (18-0, 11 KOs) and the super-championship of the AMB in view of Salamov (26-1, 19 KOs), three years younger than the monarch but with more experience in the ring.

In the last two years and due to the pandemic, both Bivol What Salamov They have only fought once, in May and April 2021, respectively.