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What happens if Canelo Álvarez loses, could it be his last fight?

While Canelo Álvarez gets ready to face off his Kazakh rival for the third time, all eyes are on the Mexican this weekend

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While Canelo Álvarez gets ready to face off his Kazakh rival for the third time, all eyes are on the Mexican this weekend
Sarah StierAFP

Canelo Álvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin get ready for their demanding trilogy matchup at the same venue that hosted their questionable split decision draw in 2017. While the Guadalajara native served Golovkin his first-ever loss in a majority decision victory for the WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring middleweight titles a year later, all eyes are on the Mexican this weekend.

Álvarez, who defends his undisputed super middleweight championship, will claim a more decisive victory tonight. However, he goes into the fight just four months removed from a twelve-round, unanimous decision loss to Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11KOs) on May 7 at this same location. Bivol’s team has made it clear that a second straight loss by the Mexican will eliminate the option of another matchup with the Russian.

Related: Canelo Álvarez vs GGG: time, TV and how to watch the fight live today

No rematch with Bivol if Canelo loses tonight

“If Canelo loses Golovkin, then we’re not fighting in the rematch with him either,” Bivol’s manager, Vadim Kornilov, told reporters while talking about Bivol’s upcoming WBA light heavyweight title defense against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez. “I heard him say that he’s not fighting Bivol if he lost to Ramirez.”

Bivol remains discreet about how the Álvarez-Golovkin trilogy will pan out, except for his open support to GGG. “I don’t like to do predictions, but we support Triple G,” said Bivol.

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