The Canelo vs Bivol schedule takes place on Saturday, May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
According to The Sports Grail, Canelo will take home $15 million, while Bivol will receive $2 million.
This number is expected to increase significantly when PPV shares are taken into account. Canelo will receive 70 % , while the light heavyweight champion will take home 30 % .
Boxing fans worldwide, get ready for a thrilling duel this weekend as Canelo Alvarez tries to snatch Dmitry Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight belt.
The fight for pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol in this week’s World Boxing Schedule was broadcast live on DAZN via DAZN Live Streaming from T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States (US).
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Dmitry Bivol, rated 2 by The Ring at 175 pounds, was eager to test his skills against the incredibly talented Mexican superstar.
“I’m really excited and looking forward to this fight,” Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) told The Ring via his manager Vadim Kornilov.
“This is a great opportunity for me to show my skills to boxing fans around the world.” he said.
The Kyrgyz-born 31-year-old has successfully defended eight titles, including wins over Jean Pascal (UD 12) and Joe Smith Jr. (UD 12), but he did not expect the extraordinary ability of his opponent.
“[Canelo] has proven that he is one of the best by being active and beating almost all of his opponents,” said Bivol.
“I think Canelo is a great fighter. He’s definitely one of the best right now and has left a huge mark in boxing history.”
However, Bivol was not blown away and positively enjoyed the biggest opportunity of a seven-and-a-half year pro career.
“I believe in my abilities. I have beaten everyone I have played against in my career, I believe that I can beat Canelo too.”
“Every boxer has his strengths and weaknesses. Nothing is perfect. My goal is to focus on my strengths and use them to my advantage.”
As usual, Bivol has dedicated himself completely to the gym and will enter the ring in excellent fighting condition.
“I know that I have to be ready for this fight, 100 per cent. If I am ready, I will win this fight.”
“I train in Indio, California, at the Diaz Brother gym.
My coach Gennadiy Mashyanov has been with me from the start, and my whole team works together.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum backs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to claim Dmitry Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title.
Canelo, currently the undisputed champion at supermiddleweight, previously fought at light heavyweight in 2019 – when he came back and beat Sergey Kovalev for the WBO title.
Canelo emptied his belt and dropped to 168 pounds after that.
“I think Canelo is something special. Bivol is a good fighter, but I will side with Canelo in that fight.”
“He is a fighter and he has a great coach like Eddy Reynoso, so I think he has a lot to beat Bivol, who is not a real boxer.
“Bivol is a competitive guy who has had some good wins,” Arum told Little Giant Boxing.
Arum wants to strike a deal with Canelo, to fight the upcoming light heavyweight unification winner between Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith – who is fighting for the WBC, WBO, IBF titles in June.
Before Canelo could think about that, he had other obligations to come.