Canelo Alvarez v Dmitry Bivol
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 07: Dmitry Bivol (L) throws a right at Canelo Alvarez during their WBA light heavyweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Saul “Canelo” Álvarez’s aspiration to move up in weight class temporarily backfired on the pound-for-pound king, when he suffered the second defeat of his career to the undefeated WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2022. So now Alvarez, 32, is aiming for redemption in a potential Cinco de Mayo weekend rematch against the Kyrgyzstan-born Bivol.

Fresh off of his September victory over Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin (GGG) in a trilogy bout, Canelo underwent surgery on his left wrist.

According to the chairman of Matchroom Sport, Eddie Hearn, Canelo Álvarez is eager to return to the ring and is expected to fight as soon as May despite still recovering from left wrist surgery.

Canelo (58-2-2, 39 KOs), metioned in an interview with, he was left with the thorn buried and has mentioned on several occasions that for him there is the possibility of a rematch with Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) in order to seek a better result.

The question remains, at what weight division will the two champions square off at?

Former junior middleweight champion, Sergio ‘The Latin Snake’ Mora, says that "Bivol is young (at 31) enough to come down to 168 to challenge Canelo for his undisputed championship at super middleweight," in an interview with Mora added, "There are more interesting fights for Bivol at 168 than at 175, and he can make more money."

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