Dmitry Bivol Shocks 'Canelo' Alvarez In Unanimous Decision


Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez suffered a shock points defeat as Russia's Dmitry Bivol retained his WBA light-heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

Alvarez, 31, is the undisputed world super-middleweight champion but he stepped up in weight for the bout and was handed a second defeat in 61 bouts.

Bivol, also 31, claimed victory with a unanimous points decision win taking his undefeated record to 20 bouts.

All three judges scored the fight 115-113 in Bivol's favour.

"I'm glad I proved myself, I'm the best in my division and I keep this belt," said Bivol. "He's a great champion, I respect him and all his team.

"If you don't believe in yourself what do you do? You achieve nothing. I believe and my team believed in me.

"I felt his power. You can see on my arm, he beat my arm up but not my head. That's better."



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