Canelo Alvarez reveals a “different strategy” he will use in Dmitry Bivol’s rematch after Gennady Golovkin’s trilogy fight

CANELO ALVAREZ revealed he will use a whole new formula to get revenge on Dmitry Bivol – after first dealing with Gennady Golovkin.

The Mexican superstar was stunned by Bivol in May after moving up to light heavyweight to fight for the WBA title.

Canelo Alvarez was beaten by Dmitry Bivol


Canelo Alvarez was beaten by Dmitry BivolPhoto credit: Reuters

And the shock defeat left his lucrative trilogy fight with GGG up in the air.

But Canelo, 31, opted to stick with the original plan and will return against Golovkin, 40, in Las Vegas on September 17.

He will then attempt to fight Bivol, 31, again after confirming his two-fight plan.

Canelo told DAZN: “I will definitely try again. I am a very competitive person, very persistent.

“I tried to gain weight and win this championship but we didn’t make it.

“But we will try again, only I would look in much better physical condition for a second fight, preparing for the 12 rounds.

“A different strategy than what I used on my 168-pound opponents.

“You learn from everything. I tried new things and it didn’t work, but now we have a new guideline for what’s to come.”


Canelo became the undisputed super middleweight king in 2021 but returned to the 175-pound lightweight division to fight Bivol.

Only once had he boxed this high, defeating 39-year-old Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO belt in November 2019.

Canelo will now drop to 168 pounds to defend his titles against Golovkin, who will fight outside middleweight for the first time.

But the four-division champion is doing so after being dethroned by many as the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world.

Canelo replied: “The truth is I don’t know how they deal with something like this but I still feel the best.

“Tell me about another fighter who’s trying different categories, gaining and losing weight and trying to achieve different things.

“Nobody did that. I do it. I risk everything to keep making history when I don’t have to risk anything.

“I have already achieved so many things. I’m in a position where I don’t have to risk anything and I still do and nobody does that when they’re in a position like I’m in.

“So personally, I still feel like the best in the world.”

Canelo Alvarez after losing to Dmitry Bivol


Canelo Alvarez after losing to Dmitry BivolPhoto credit: Getty Canelo Alvarez reveals a “different strategy” he will use in Dmitry Bivol’s rematch after Gennady Golovkin’s trilogy fight

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