Saturday night brings us one of the biggest boxing fights of the year as Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez moves up the weight division to face the woeld champion Dmitry Bivol in Las Vegas. Will Canelo shine also at light heavyweight? Does Bivol have what it takes to stop Canelo? Read here our Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol predictions, best bet, highest odds and exclusive bonuses to use on this unmissable bout!
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When is & How To Watch Canelo vs Bivol?
Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol will take place Saturday, May 7.
The much-anticipated bout is scheduled for 12 rounds in the light heavyweight division at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
For the record, it's actually Bivol's WBA world title at 175 pounds that's on the line.
Canelo vs Bivol fight card/undercard
There are many interesting fights on the undercard, including Montana Love against Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela and Shakhram Giyasov against Christian Gomez.
- Dmitry Bivol (c) vs. Canelo Alvarez for the WBA light heavyweight title
- Scott Alexander vs. Zhang Zhilei; heavyweights
- Montana Love vs. Gabriel Valenzuela; light welterweights
- Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez for the IBF North America welterweight title
- Alexis Espino vs. Aaron Silva; middleweights
- Joselito Velazquez vs. Jose Soto; flyweights
- Marc Castro vs. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai; lightweights
- Elnur Abduraimov vs. Manuel Correa; super-featherweights
- Fernando Angel Molina vs. Ricardo Valdovinos; super-lightweights
How to watch Canelo vs Bivol?The Canelo vs. Bivol main card will air on DAZN, which will show the fight via a special pay-per-view format.
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST, which is around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Canelo vs Bivol: Who's the favourite?
Canelo Alvarez is a heavy fav to win this much anticipated fight with all the top online betting sites, although Bivol is well capable to score a massive upset.
Betfred has Alvarez as a 1/4 favorite in the Win market. Bivol is a 4/1 underdog with Spreadex while the draw is backable at 20/1 with BetVictor.
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Tale of the Tape
The Russian enters this fight with a decisive size and reach advantage. Bivol comes in at 6'0" with a reach of 72 inches, eclipsing Canelo at 5-foot-9 with a reach of 70.5 inches.
|Saul Alvarez||Dmitry Bivol|
|Nickname: Canelo||Nickname: -|
|Nationality: Mexican||Nationality: Kyrgyzstan|
|Age: 31||Age: 31|
|Height: 5ft 9in||Height: 6ft 0in|
|Reach: 70.5in||Reach: 72in|
|Stance: Orthodox||Stance: Orthodox|
|Total Fights: 59||Total Fights: 19|
|Wins: 57||Wins: 19|
|Wins by KO: 39||Wins by KO: 11|
|Losses: 1||Losses: 0|
|Draws: 2||Draws: 0|
Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol 3 Betting Preview
Canelo Alvarez (57-1-2) is the undisputed champion at 168 pounds, but he has picked up belts at 154 and 160. He has lost only to Mayweather in his career (a controversial majority decision), when the Mexican was only 23 years old. Canelo hasn’t fought since his victory against Caleb Plant to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion last December. Thirty-nine of 57 beaten foes failed to hear the final bell, including Caleb Plant, Billy Joe Saunders and Avni Yildirim since the beginning of 2021. He ventures up to 175 for the second time in three years after a 2019 demolition of Sergey Kovalev.
Canelo is using on the crest of a wave and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime quickly, making him a tough man to beat beneath any circumstances. The clinics he put on Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant last year emphasized that Alvarez is the total package. He is relentless. As soon as he has his opponent harm, he makes them pay and barely lets them off.
Dmitry Bivol is 31 years old, has a 19-0 record and 11 knockouts. He is a six-time gold medalist. The Russian fighter beat Felix Valera in 2016 to win the interim WBA light heavyweight title, was promoted to Regular champion in 2017, and has defended the belt five times (three of them as Super champion). His last fight was a win over Umar Salamov in December. Prior to that, he beat on points Craig Richards and Lenin Castillo. He is not a heavy hitter, as evidenced by six straight 12-round decisions since his last win by stoppage four years ago.
The undefeated Russian is a sharp boxer, but he has never faced an opponent as good as Alvarez. Bivol does not make a lot of mistakes, fights at a disciplined pace, but sticks too closely to one singular plan. Furthermore, he lacks strong head movement (something very dangerous against Canelo) and seldom targets the body. A key positive for Bivol is that he holds a height advantage of three inches over Canelo and a two-inch reach advantage.
Canelo vs Bivol Best Bets
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Bivol has advantages in height and reach and is technically proficient enough to make Canelo's night a tough one. He may emerge victorious in a few rounds, but we don't expect Bivol springing an upset here. Anyway, we don't see an early finish. Alvarez tends to come on stronger as the fight progresses and the Russian has never been stopped or hurt in a bout. Hence, the fight could be decided in the last 4 rounds after the usual demolition job by Canelo.
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