Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) had T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas rocking on Saturday night.
In just his second fight at 175 pounds, Alvarez moved up in weight to challenge light heavyweight champion Bivol for his WBA world title. Alvarez was the favorite to come out on top and had been a champion in four different divisions: junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight.
However, the 12-round bout ended in a major upset, as Bivol retained his title and undefeated record in a unanimous decision victory.
“I felt I won, I did enough. But that’s boxing: You win and you lose … There are no excuses. He is a great fighter; you have to accept defeat,” Alvarez said after the fight. “I want a rematch; it doesn’t stay that way.”
Floyd Mayweather, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jake Paul were among those who shared their thoughts on the title fight.
I’m A-side https://t.co/YZUWJEg32K
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 8, 2022
SKILLS PAY THE BILLS U CAN BE THE STRONGEST FIGHTER ON THE PLANET BUT IF U GOT THE SKILLS AND U ARE THE BETTER FIGHTER IT WILL SHOW
— Shakur Stevenson (@ShakurStevenson) May 8, 2022
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) May 8, 2022
I never thought I’d see Canelo lose again! I definitely didn’t do my homework on Bivol! Wow
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) May 8, 2022
Bivol proved tonight if you believe in yourself anything is possible 💯
— Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (@DannySwift) May 8, 2022
The boxer always prevails… Canelo is also a boxer but banked on his power to much
— Devin Haney (@Realdevinhaney) May 8, 2022
This fight was tough! Heart of a Lion
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) May 8, 2022
Canelo lost fairly easy, only way I see Bivol losing is if the judges decide to steal it from him. You can’t win just hitting the arms they aren’t scoring blows.
— RYAN GARCIA (@RyanGarcia) May 8, 2022
BIVOL GOT A FAN IN ME‼️🎊🎉
— ⚡️Primetime!!!⚡️ (@Joe_MainMixon) May 8, 2022