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Dmitry Bivol hands Canelo Alvarez first loss since 2013 to retain WBA light heavyweight belt - The Athletic

Bivol, who entered the bout as a +400 underdog, peppered Alvarez with jabs and heavy combinations all night to secure the victory.

  • Posted on 08th May, 2022 05:30 AM
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Dmitry Bivol hands Canelo Alvarez first loss since 2013 to retain WBA light heavyweight belt - The Athletic Image

Dmitry Bivol retained the WBA light heavyweight belt with a shocking unanimous decision upset (115-113 for all three judges) over Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Bivol, who entered the bout as a +400 underdog via BetMGM, peppered Alvarez with jabs and heavy combinations all night to secure the victory.

It was Alvarez’s first loss since Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013. Bivol remains unbeaten through 20 professional fights.

"If you don't believe in yourself, what do you do? You achieve nothing," Bivol said after the win. "I believed."

"I'm not going to make excuses," Alvarez added. "He won."

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