It’s finally happening! Pound-for-pound boxing great Canelo Alvarez is moving up the weight divisions to take on the world champion Dmitry Bivol.
The legendary Mexican fighter has declared his intentions to leave his super middleweight roots behind in pursuit of more fighting gold and has chosen to fight the Russian WBA titleholder.
Speaking to Matchroom Boxing, the promoters for the big fight, Alvarez said:
“I am very happy with this fight against Dmitry Bivol. It is another great challenge for me and my career – especially as I go up in weight and face an exceptional light heavyweight champion like Bivol.
“I am also very excited that we have this fight slated for Cinco De Mayo Weekend – 7th May – for all the fans to enjoy. We will be ready like we always are.”
Eddie Hearn, the promoter behind Matchroom, spoke about his “absolute honour” of announcing and hosting this fight.
“It is an absolute honour to announce a multi-fight promotional deal with the pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez,” he said, “Canelo transcends boxing and is the biggest star in the sport and we look forward to promoting some historic nights in 2022 live on DAZN PPV.”
While details are still limited, scroll down to find out everything we know so far about Canelo vs Bivol:
Check out the latest news ahead of the fight night below:
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When will Canelo v Bivol happen?
Canelo is set to face off against Bivol on Saturday 7th May 2022.
Where will Canelo v Bivol take place?
Canelo vs Bivol is set to take place on Saturday 7th May 2022 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What weight class will the fight be in?
The fight will take place in the light heavyweight division and this particular encounter will be for a world title – the WBA belt that Bivol has held since 2017.
UK Start Time
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Check out the article below for everything you need to know about the ring walk time for the main event between Canelo and Bivol!
Where can I watch the fight in the UK?
For boxing fans in the UK, the fight will be available as part of a DAZN subscription.
DAZN is available for £7.99 per month for fight fans in Britain and includes an array of upcoming Matchroom Boxing events for fans to enjoy.
Canelo vs Bivol is part of a huge run of bouts set to be shown live on DAZN in the coming months, with the following scheduled as of Monday 28th February 2022:
Who else is fighting on the night?
The full fight card for the night can be seen below:
Who is the favourite to win the fight?
Check out the latest odds and our prediction for this fight below!
Where can I buy tickets?
Because the venue has yet to be officially announced by Matchroom, tickets are therefore not available to purchase at the time of writing.
We will publish a list of tiers, relating to hospitality, as well as prices, once this news emerges in the coming days and weeks ahead.
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