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Dmitry Bivol shocks the world as he defeats Canelo Alvarez

Paul Rudder
Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol live online: score card, stats and highlights

Bivol wins unanimous points decision over Canelo Alvarez

Dmitry Bivol defeats Canelo Alvarez to retain his title!

While many may have favored the Mexican coming into this highly anticipated fight, it was clear from the start that it was going to be anything but easy for Canelo. As expected the elite fighter went to work trying to close distance and find a way into the pocket, but Bivol's defense on the night was tip top.

While neither fighter managed to land any show stopping punches on the night, Bivol was boxing in a code that Canelo never seemed to decipher as he continually frustrated the unified champion. For his part Canelo will feel frustrated as his strategy worked to an extent, but as was mentioned before, he was never really able to truly put Bivol in danger.

A well worked boxing match by the fighter from Kyrgyzstan as he displayed just why he's managed to defend his belt for so long.

If you've just joined us then you missed a display of boxing technique at it's finest between two fighters with decidedly different styles. From us here at AS USA, we hope you enjoyed the fight and our coverage of it. With that we wish you a goodnight!

Who saw that one coming?

A highly technical fight, who could have guessed that Bivol would be victorious tonight?

It's Dimtry Bivol!

By unanimous decision Dmitry Bivol has defeated Canelo Alvarez and shocked the world!

Who won between Canelo and Bivol?

hold your breath folks, we're about to find out who the winner is!

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 12

The 12th round is over. Both fighters seem confident that they have won, but what will the judges decide? We can only wait to find out!

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 12

Canelo is working around the center of the ring looking for his opportunity, but he just can't find it as we go to 20 seconds.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 12

Canelo showing some insane head speed, he's looking for an opening as we approach the 1 minute mark.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 12

It's the 12th round and Canelo is once again starting on the front foot. The last round definitely brought the heat up considerably with the brief altercation between the two.

Canelo is attempting to work the body, but Bivol comes back swinging. Landing several punches Bivol has Canelo uncertain.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 11

Canelo is in the pocket, but the fighters embrace and Canelo lifts Bivol into the air at which point the latter actually head locks the Mexican. The referee has to intervene. We're off and running again, but the round is coming to an end.

We've seen some action this round, just perhaps not the kind we're hoping for. It's time for the 12th and final round!



Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 11

We're in the 11th round folks. Canelo is going on the offensive now, knowing that he will have to start landing some major punches. For the moment he is focusing on Bivol's head. Sensing danger Bivol tries to create distance but Canelo keeps coming.

Canelo lands a decent hook followed by a straight jab to bring the round to a close. On the balance of the rounds, the fight is likely quite even at this point, but Bivol may just have the edge in terms of punches landed.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 10

Canelo in a corner now is relying on his head speed as he looks for an opportunity. The Mexican forces Bivol into the center but is forced to move around as Bivol shows intelligent footwork of his own.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 10

Canelo once again works to get inside, but it must be said he's never truly managed to do so tonight. Bivol's defense has been on point.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 9

The round comes to an end and for the first time Bivol appears to be showing signs of fatigue. That's not to say he's weakening, not at all. On the other side Canelo appears flushed, but that's no indication that he's done for. It would be a mistake to think so.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 9

Canelo again displaying great head speed as he evades a flurry of punches from Bivol. The Mexican manages to push his way out of the corner and goes on the offense, forcing Bivol into the middle of the ring.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 9

Canelo has come out the aggressor in the 9th round and appears to be using his left jab to set either an over head right or low hook to the body. Bivol seems concerned enough that he prefers to defend and evade for the moment.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 8

Canelo goes to ground, but the referee quickly rules it a push before cautioning Bivol. The Mexican is starting to look the more tired of the two as the round comes to an end. To Round 9 we go.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 8

Canelo starts the 8th round with some crafty footwork as he rotates around Bivol to land a right hand to the body. The Mexican is moving Bivol around the ring now, but is forced back into defense after Bivol lands a decent jab.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 7

The round is closing, but Bivol has again put in a decent shift with the Mexican appearing slightly worse for wear.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 7!

For the moment Canelo has adopted a stand and fight mentality and is attempting to dominate the middle of the ring. Bivol responds with a decent combo that ends with a right hand to the body of the Mexican.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 7!

Off we go again. Bivol immediately goes for his jab but Canelo has come out with more aggression this time. Working between feints and some unbelievable footwork, you can see that Bivol is concerned about Canelo getting inside.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 6!

Canelo with a decent straight jab catches Bivol in transition. He will need to be more alert.

Canelo is now on the rope seemingly trying to lure Bivol as the round comes to an end.The bell goes and we're now at the middle of the match. What next as we head into Round 7?

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 6!

Canelo looks to be a little more sharp now as he goes about looking to get inside. It has to be said on the other hand that Bivol has halted his progress on several occasions with decent jabs.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 5!

We're starting to see a fight breaking out here as the clock counts down. The round ends, but Bivol will have to be satisfied with the round. Canelo was taken by surprise in a few exchanges as he fell victim to Bivol's combinations.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 5!

Bivol lands a decent combo forcing Canelo onto the ropes. The Mexican actually motions to Bivol to 'bring it' before going on the offensive himself.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 5!

With Bivol against the ropes Canelo goes for the body while look for opportunities to land his trademark overhead right!

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 5!

The bell goes and we're now into Round 5. Canelo as before is working to get inside - clearly the game plan for the night - as Bivol is tries to halt his progress with jabs.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 4!

Canelo again using the ropes towards the end of the round in an attempt to lure Bivol in. The round closes and the fighters return to their corners. For the moment one would have to think the nod goes to Canelo. While he hasn't truly shaken Bivol, he's once again landed an inside uppercut. This is becoming a problem for Bivol.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 4!

Canelo's head speed is as always incredible. The Mexican has succesfully dodged a number of Bivol's crosses, much to the annoyance of the undefeated champion.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 4!

Canelo again working to get inside. Bivol seems more aware to the threat now and is working in tandem with crosses and jabs.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 3!

Canelo is on the ropes for the moment, but seems to be biding time until the bell goes. So it does. Round 3 saw one decent upper cut landed by Canelo at close ranger. Bivol will have to be thinking of ways to avoid that happening again.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 3!

With a clear height and range advantage, Bivol is trying his best to keep Canelo at a distance, but the MExican is pressing. Bivol counters with a decent combo to the body, but Alvarez's footwork helps him toe escape.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 3!

Canelo is intent on finding a way to get closer, but Bivol has matched him toe for toe so far. In his pink shorts, Canelo has changed strategy somewhat and seems to be working the body while looking for upper cut opportunities from close range.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 2!

Bivol is again probing with his jab, but Canelo for the moment seems unbothered. The round closes with the Mexican on defense and Bivol seeming somewhat frustrated with his progress so far. Again no punches have found the mark in any significant way.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol: Round 2!

Canelo is working hard to get inside the pocket, but for the moment Bivol's defense is excellent.The Mexican finally lands a  right hand to the body along the ropes. Back comes Bivol from distance. Bivol is going to need to have to land hard enough if he wants to keep Canelo guessing. 

The Bell has rung and its Canelo vs Bivol Round 1!

The pair have come out cautiously with Bivol already trying to find his range, constantly probing with his jab. Meanwhile Canelo is already showing his clever footwork as he looks for an opening.

With no major blows landed, the 1st round comes to a close and the boxers return to their corner.

What an entrance by Canelo Alvarez!

The Mexican didn't disappoint with a dramatic entrance that was worthy of the occasion!

The fighters are in the ring!

That's right folks! Canelo Alvarez the unified super middleweight champion of the world has entered the ring and is about to take on Dmitry Bivol, the defending WBA "super" light heavyweight champion and a boxer who will be more than able to challenge the Mexican!

Canelo is ready to go!

By his demeanor and by his words, it would appear the Mexican is not only good to go, but itching for it!

What time is it? Fight Time!

With the Love vs Gollaz fight almost at an end, it's almost time for the night's main event! Again let us welcome you to our live text coverage of Canelo vs Bivol here on AS USA!

We will be taking you through all the action so stay with us as we bring you analysis of the fight round by round!

The 'Miracle Man' weighs in on Canelo vs Bivol!

A two time middleweight world champion, Daniel Jacobs knows a thing or two about boxing, Is his take correct? What do you think?

Live and direct from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The crowd is growing bigger and bigger as the moment we've been waiting for is now close at hand. If you're just joining us then allow us to give you a warm welcome to AS USA's live text coverage of the Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol title fight!

Canelo Alvarez has entered the building!

The Champ has arrived, which means we are one step closer to what's likely to be a brutal fight between two very skilled opponents. Will the Mexican's experience and precision be enough to deal with the tough and battle hardened man from Kyrgystan?

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What does Canelo Alvarez have to do to beat Dmitry Bivol

Canelo will need to focus on the set up in this fight. with his jab he can set two options up that will likely cause Bivol a lot of problems, the overhand right and the left hook to the liver. Both tools have been utilized to almost lethal perfection by Alvarez over time. In close quarters Bivol has shown himself to be limited which means he will more than likely try to escape when he finds himself there. That - knowing Canelo - will be taken advantage of without doubt. In the end the key for Canelo will be to get in close, but that's exactly where he likes to be.

It would also be a mistake to not mention the vast difference in experience. With many more fights under his belt - literally - Alvarez will be able to count on a vast reservoir of knowledge which he has compiled by fighting all kinds of top tier competition who possessed a variety of styles.

This of course is all rhetoric, when it comes down to it if Canelo sticks to his guns and trusts in his insane punch precision, the opportunity to test Bivol's chin will come, at which point the only thing that will matter is, can Bivol take a punch?

What can Dmitry Bivol do to beat Canelo Alvarez?

If Bivol wants to win the strategy is simple. The right hand combined with the jab. Having shown himself to be effective with both, it will be essential to stopping an aggressive counter puncher like Alvarez.

When it comes to that profile of boxer there is nothing they hate more than having to deal with jabs. With that said, Alvaerz is a different breed which is to say a boxer who can still punish his opponents even if he's been made to stop in his path due to a jab.

For Bivol the key will be to use his jab while also being prepared to counter. Of course this is all easy to say when you're not in the ring yourself.


It's almost time for Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol!

Let us once again welcome you to our live text coverage here on AS USA of the Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol championship bout!. The fighters are almost ready and the stage is set for what will surely be a fight to remember!

Comparing Canelo and Bivol

In his third fight at 175 pounds Canelo -  the Super middleweight undisputed champion - has moved up a weight class to take on the light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol for his WBA world title. The stakes are high in this one.

Alvarez boasts a record of 57-1-2 with 39 KOs. Having defeated Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant to unify all four major super middleweight titles, the Mexican has his eyes on doing the same at light heavyweight.

On the other side there is Dmitry Bivol who comes into the fight with a record of 19-0 with 11 KOs. He clinched the WBA interim belt back in 2016 and eventually went on to become "super" champion in 2019, a title which he has since defended three times. The guy's not playing around.belt.

Expectations are high for Canelo vs Bivol

Does Canelo Alvarez has Heavyweight ambitions?

With a record that reads 57-1-2, 39 KOs, Canelo Alvarez is more than a force to be reckoned with. Indeed, the Mexican champion is as good as they come or have ever been. When questioned as to 'what next?' the elite fighter was surprisingly direct, when he actually expressed an interest in a heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk at a 201-pound catchweight, Say what now? Though the idea may seem like fantasy or even a bit tongue in cheek, the reality is Alvarez has proven time and again that he's willing to take on opponents at different weights.

 "I like it," he said, "...Why not? ...I'll fight everyone. I don't f---ing care."

Were Canelo to get his wish and in turn win, it would be unprecedented for a fighter of his size. For perspective, it was Roy Jones Jr. who won a heavyweight title back in 2003 after claiming his first title at 160 pounds. Alvarez made his pro debut at 139 pounds and went on to claim titles at 154, 160, 168 and 175. Could he be on to something?

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol!

It's fight night and we've got a match-up for the ages. The Mexican is attempting to make history but in his path is an opponent who is as tough as they come!

Canelo looks to write his name into the pages of Boxing history!

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is the undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world, a four-weight world titleholder, boxing's hottest commodity and generally speaking, one bad man.

Indeed, as the pound-for-pound #1 fighter in the sport today, one can expect the Mexican to give no quarter when the bell goes tonight.

With that said Canelo faces perhaps one of the most difficult opponents he's ever met in the man from Kyrgystan. Undefeated in his professional career so far, Bivol is the WBA (Super) light-heavyweight champion.

Welcome to our live coverage of Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol

Let us give you a warm welcome to our live coverage here of Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol here on AS.

In what could be potentially his most dangerous fight, Alvarez will attempt to become a two time Light Heavyweight world champion. Can the Mexican make history? Let's find out!


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