Canelo Álvarez: “If Dmitry Bivol defeats Zurdo Ramírez I’ll fight him”
After beating Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Álvarez made it clear that his next goal is a rematch against Dmitry Bivol.
Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin by unanimous decision after 12 rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday and the Mexican boxer is already thinking about his next fight after retaining the 168-pound titles.
At the end of the fight, Álvarez told DAZN that his goal after healing his hand injury is to fight Dmitry Bivol - if the Russian boxer defeats Zurdo Ramírez in their fight WBA light heavyweight title bout.
“Everyone knows I want to fight him, but I need to rest. Recover from my hand, be strong,” Álvarez said. “It is very important for my legacy, for my pride, for my family, for my country, for everyone. It is very important and I will beat him.”
The Mexican added that his defeat against Bivol served him to become a more humble person and that it helped him learn to move on. “All I want is for them to know that they have to move on. Everything in this life is possible. Defeats are good, they teach us to learn many things. Throw away a lot of things, and have more humility,” he said.
The super middleweight champion explained in an interview with TV Azteca that hand surgery will be, “Like cleaning the meniscus in the knee, also calluses. They are going to clean up inside my hand then I must rest for 17 weeks. Sometimes you can’t train the way you want when you have an injury. My hand didn’t let me be 100 percent, but I’m calm with the result and now I’m going to take care of my hand and come back strong next year,” Canelo explained.