The Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez He restarts his two machines: the one to win fights and the one to collect millions of dollars. At midnight this Saturday and broadcast by ESPN, the red-haired fighter, the most convening and profitable of today’s boxers, will step into the ring at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to go in search of the World Association Middle Heavyweight Title. His rival will be the undefeated Russian champion Dmitry Bivol And if he is the winner, Canelo will add the twelfth world championship of his career in four different divisions, from super welterweight to light heavyweight.

After defeating the American Caleb Plant on November 6, also in Las Vegas, by technical knockout in the 11th round and becoming the first Latin American boxer to unify the four versions of a world title (in this case, the super middleweight category), Alvarez, who holds a record of 57 wins (39 knockouts) one loss and two draws, listened to the advice of his advisers and decided not to keep that crown and go in search of the middle heavyweight one. The idea is to reiterate in the 79,378 kilos, the same thing he did in the 76,205: unify the championships. But first, he has signed with the Matchroom company of the English promoter Eddie Hearn, the third edition of his fight with the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin for the WBA middleweight title with a tentative date for September 17 in Las Vegas, Texas or the Middle East.

I look for difficult challenges because it is what keeps me alive, I like adrenaline, being competitive. It is a motivation to continue making history, I love boxing and that is what makes me want to continue making history” said Canelo in the massive presentation of the fight that took place on Tuesday at the same T Mobile Arena. Bivol, a 31-year-old Russian who has won all 19 of his professional starts, 11 of them before the limit, he listened to him in silence knowing that he starts with an advantage: while he is a natural middle heavyweight, Canelo is a super welterweight (69,854 kg) who, through training and anabolics, has gained ten kilos driven by the powerful reasons of the boxing business, of which it is its greatest icon, the great generator of wealth and profits.

It will give advantages in the physical the Mexican. And on top of that, a rehydration clause has not been signed, for which each one will be able to recover unlimited weight after the weigh-in. Generally, in boxing, the biggest beats the smallest. At midnight on Sunday, Canelo will take the risk of denying what is said.


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