By Sean Jones: Dmitry Bivol says he’s had “zero talks” with Canelo Alvarez a couple of rematch in September, and there’s “zero % likelihood” of that combat occurring.
Mike Coppinger experiences that WBA mild heavyweight champion Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) has had no contact from Canelo, and he says he’s going to concentrate on organising the undisputed 175-lb championship combat with IBF/WBC/WBO champ Artur Beterbiev.
What this implies is Bivol’s identify has been thrown on the market by Canelo as a smokescreen to indicate followers that he desires to avenge his loss from a yr in the past, however in actuality, he’s going to combat Edgar Berlanga subsequent.
Berlanga is arguably a giant step down from Canelo’s final combat in opposition to John Ryder, and it’s simple cash.
Hearn not too long ago signed Berlanga, and he’s not even tried to cover his want to match him with Canelo after his combat in opposition to Jason Quigley on June twenty fourth.
Apparently, Canelo and his promoter Eddie Hearn have talked of wanting a rematch with Bivol, however that clearly isn’t the case.
For there to be “zero talks” between Canelo & Bivol, it means Alvarez was by no means critical about eager to combat him, which is pathetic as a result of Hearn has been speaking about this rematch nonstop since final yr.
Max Kellerman: “Canelo Alvarez, what’s what’s the standing? I do know
you spoke to Bivol not too long ago.”
Mike Coppinger: “Yeah, spoke to Bivol this morning truly, and he mentioned he’d had zero talks with Canelo Alvarez, and he says there’s a zero % likelihood that he’s preventing Canelo Alvarez in September.
“I mentioned, ‘Why do you assume Canelo Alvarez has stored calling you out then?’ He mentioned he thinks Canelo desires to put in writing the mistaken and needs to
dangle it on the market, however he doesn’t know what’s going to occur principally.
“He mentioned that he’s now preventing Artur Beterbiev. However first, he’s [Beterbiev] received to get previous Callum Smith on August nineteenth.”
Kellerman: “Bivol & Beterbiev, since Andre Ward retired, it’s up right here it comes. You can see it constructing for like 5 years, Bivol and Beterbiev.”
Mark Kriegel: “Bivol & Beterbiev, it’s a boxer and a puncher. They return a number of years you realize Bivol was just like the little child and Beterbiev
was the Grand presence on that newbie circuit. It’s a extremely attention-grabbing combat and I commend Bivol for wanting it as an alternative of staying fixated on Canelo.
“There’s too many guys clustered within the middleweights who assume that in lieu of a profession, ‘I’m simply going to spend the following 5 years calling out Canelo to receives a commission.’ I’m uninterested in it.”
Kellerman: “Bivol is just like the fly within the ointment as a result of it’s simple to say that because the boxer, he has an ungainly type. Why as a result of he can beat everyone? Bivol may beat everyone. He’s crushed Canelo already.
“Possibly he beats Beterbiev however any mixture, any permutation of higher of Bivol, Benavidez, Canelo. Like you have got some unbelievable motion fights just like the heavyweights. If they really get within the ring.”