Results of Canelo Alvarez’s fight against Dmitry Bivol, prominent details: Russian champion upsets Mexican superstar

Canel Alvarez’s high ambition finally caught up with him on Saturday as the pound-for-pound king met his match in the form of undefeated WBA welterweight champion Dmitry Bivol.

Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), the champion of the four divisions, scored a total of 84 shots in a total of 12 rounds, while Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) relied on his defense and precise shots to draw unrest with a unanimous decision. inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. All three referees scored 115-113 for Buffalo in a fight that seemed all but non-competitive as CBS Sports scored 119-109 in favor of Buffalo.

“I’m sorry I ruined your plans [for a fall trilogy fight against] Gennady Golovkin, perhaps, “said Buffalo.” Congratulations [Alvarez], he is a great champion and I respect him. But if you don’t believe in yourself, what will you do? You will achieve nothing. I believe and my team believes. ”

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Six months after becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion in the four-belt era, Alvarez returned to 175 pounds for the first time since winning the WBC title by knockout from Sergei Kovalev in 2019. But during the same week he teased about a possible future heavyweight transition category, Alvarez failed to break through the technical strength of the Buffalo, a former Russian amateur star whose strength dampens the attack of his opponents.

The buffalo’s shot was accurate all the time and consistently responded to each individual shot of Alvarez with clean combinations in return. The buffalo allowed Alvarez to stand close in front of him, but never gave him a clean enough zone to hit that he could land on.

Most of the damage Alvarez inflicted was on Buffalo’s left shoulder and arm, which remained firmly behind his high guard.

“I felt his power. As you can see from my hand, he beat my hand, but not my head,” Buffalo said. “He’s better. He had good speed and strength. Maybe it was his fault that he only gave strong blows. After strong blows he relaxed and got tired.
“I felt great. This was the biggest fight of my career and I enjoyed this fight. When people booed me, it gave me more energy.”

Alvarez, whose previous only defeat was against Floyd Mayweather in 2013, scored just 17% of his shots against the Buffalo and was out of the country with a score of 152 to 84, according to CompuBox.

“He’s a great champion. Sometimes in boxing, you win or you lose. I lost today, and he won,” Alvarez said. “He’s a really good fighter. He’s a fighter who comes in and out. I also felt his power. It was a good win for him.”

Alvarez shared hopes of a rematch after the fight, which Buffalo seemed ready for.

“Rematch? No problem. Let’s talk about the rematch,” Buffalo said. “I took this fight because I just wanted a chance and I appreciate the chance. I’m ready for a rematch, I just want to be sure I’m going to win and now they’re treating me like a champion.”

CBS Sports will be with you all night in Las Vegas, so be sure to follow the live results and highlights below.

Alvarez Buffalo battle map, results

  • Dmitry Bivol (c) def. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 115-113)
  • Montana Love def. Gabriel Gollaz unanimously (114-112, 114-112, 114-112)
  • Shakhram Giyasov def. Christian Gomez by unanimous decision (99-88, 99-88, 98-89)
  • Marc Castro def. Pedro Vicente by unanimous decision of the judges (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
  • Zhilei Zhang def. Scott Alexander knocked out in the first round

Alvarez v. Buffalo

Alvarez 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 109
Buffalo (c) 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 119

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