LAS VEGAS — Dmitry Bivol, in one of many greatest boxing upsets in latest reminiscence, scored a unanimous decision over the game’s high star, Canelo Alvarez, on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
All three judges rating the battle 115-113, however the bout wasn’t almost that shut.
Bivol was in management from the opening bell as he used his superior measurement, vary and jab to retain his mild heavyweight title.
“I show myself right this moment, I’m one of the best (in my division),” mentioned Bivol, who resides in Russia. “Eddie Hearn, sorry I broke your plans with Gennadiy Golovkin.”
Bivol was referring to the deliberate trilogy battle between Canelo and GGG slated for Sept. 17. Instead, Alvarez mentioned he plans to train his contractual proper to a right away rematch.
“It would not finish like this,” mentioned Alvarez, who entered the ring rated No. 1 pound-for-pound by ESPN.