Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has among his next rivals the Russian boxer, Dmitry Bivol. But, due to the war that Russia against Ukraine began a few days ago, sports journalist David Faitelson questioned whether it is pertinent for the Mexican to face Bivol during this 2022.
As we have told you in AmericanPost.News, this warlike conflict between both nations has not only been in the political, economic and social aspect, but has also reached the sports field. Since on Monday, FIFA and UEFA expelled Russia from all their competitions, including the World Cup Qatar 2022.
“If FIFA and some other sports organizations expel Russia from all competition… What should El Canelo do? Cancel his next fight with Russian Dmitry Bivol?“, Faitelson said, something that opened a debate on social networks.
When is the fight between Canelo Álvarez against Dmitry Bivol?
The Mexican boxer will return to the ring during this 2022 in search of the WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship at 175 pounds, facing the current Russian champion. Canelo Álvarez will fight Dmitry Bivol next Saturday May 7.
Saúl returns after beating North American Caleb Plant by TKO, becoming unified super middleweight champion in November of last year. For now, Canelo has not expressed about the possibility that the meeting will not take place by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and it will be this Wednesday when more details are known.
For now, there is the possibility that the fight will take place in Dubai, an emirate that has a good relationship with the Russian government.
Who is Dmitry Bivol?
Dmitry Bivol current light heavyweight world champion, born in Tokmak, Kyrgyzstan, is 31 years old and measures 1.87cm, he has been one of the best boxers in the 175-pound division, as he has a undefeated record with 19 wins, 11 by way of knockout.
In their last confrontation that took place on December 11 of last year, defeated by unanimous decision his compatriot Umar Salamov. His confrontation with Canelo Álvarez is one of the most anticipated.
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