It is always interesting to follow the world of boxing, especially when it involves figures that dominate eras. As is the case now with Saúl-Canelo-Alvarez, the Mexican who has been king for the last ten years or more.

El Canelo is the middleweight champion of three international professional boxing organizations, an activity that sometimes walks clear paths, but it can never be ruled out that the “mafia” gets its hands on the results.

The Russian Dmitri Bivol, WBA super middleweight champion, faced him on Saturday risking his title, and defeated him by unanimous decision of 115-113. This time there were no protests from the loser, no one “stole the fight.”

Bivol is undefeated at 20-0 with 11 knockouts while Canelo suffered the second loss of his career and is now 57-2 with 34 knockouts, very impressive. His other loss was against the historic Floyd Mayweather jr..

The Russian, by the way, was refused to show the flag of his country, a kind of sanction for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In money, he had guaranteed 17 million dollars, 15 for the Mexican, 2 for the Russian. From pay television, Canelo would receive 70%, the Russian 30%. It is obvious that Alvarez is the figure.

FREE AGENT.. The New York Mets moved a little ahead of Robinson Cano’s waivers, releasing him yesterday before their doubleheader against Philadelphia. That means that Canó is already a free agent, and he will be able to continue his career at another club, since he seems sure they will sign him.

In fact, data released yesterday says that there are 6 teams interested in signing him, to give him second base or use him in various roles. Above all, because he is also attractive because of his name, and because he is a guy with 2,600 hits and more than 300 home runs.

Also the fact that it is a great bargain because the club that signs it will only have to pay the proportion of the minimum wage for the rest of the year, say around 550 thousand dollars. The regular season has 6 months, each month costs US$116 thousand, and that is a correct calculation.

The Mets, meanwhile, will have to pay Cano the rest of the $22 million this season, plus another $22 million next year. Canó is in San Pedro, and he keeps training.

DOUBLE JOURNEYS:In the Major Leagues, the two New York teams held a doubleheader yesterday for reasons of the weekend rains in the eastern part of the United States. Celebrating Mother’s Day, the Yankees hosted the Texas Rangers, won the first 2-1 with a walk-off home run by Gleyber Torres, leading off the bottom of the ninth inning. Star Gerrit Cole pitched 65 1/3 innings, striking out ten , 5 hits, and the only run was a home run by Kyle Calhoun…In the second, Texas won 4 for 2, despite the Yankees taking an early lead of two with the 6th. home run of the year for Giancarlo Stanton.. The Yankees remain first in the Eastern Division with 19-7, Texas is 10-15, fourth in the West group…The Mets also split with the Phillies…Philadelphia won the first 3-2 , and applied the first loss of the season to Max Scherzer (4-1, 2.92), who had 10 hits and 3 runs…. The Mets won the second 6-1 with right-hander Chris Bassitt on the mound (4-2). Pete Alonso hit a pair of home runs and has 7, the Phillies’ Jean Segura his second of the year. The Mets have 20 -10 and they are leaders of the East, Philadelphia is below, with 12-16…

OF INTEREST: Nelson Cruz hit his third home run for the Nationals on Saturday, but he’s still way short of everything. Yesterday, Washington lost to the Angels 5-4. Cruz’s average is .157,…. Washington continues with a poor record of 10-20, the Angels are going from strength to strength with 19-11 and lead the AL West… Dominican Ramón Laureano is already at stake, playing right field for the Oakland Athletics. He served a sanction for doping, which came from last year. Yesterday, Minnesota beat Oakland 4-3, and Laureano went 0-4. Cristian Pache played center field, and also missed 4 at-bats…Minnesota continues to play well with 18-11, Oakland just the opposite with 10-18. .And the Boston Red Sox? In the same, losing every day… This Sunday they fell to the White Sox 3-2 and have a record of 10-19… The incredible thing is that in the East they are below Baltimore, which is saying a lot… White Sox have won 6 in a row and are now 14-13.. Boston has 5 straight losses and 8 of the last 10..

MLB MOVES: Toronto activated outfielder Teoscar Hernández, Cincinnati sent Aristides Aquino to triple-A, Boston signed Carlos Martínez (the Sunami), who was in free agency… Baltimore sent Kelvin Gutiérrez to triple-A, and Arizona assigned infielder Sergio Alcántara, high school student a thousand times a thousand..

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