The Mexican pound-for-pound great is defying the divisions once more as he rises back up to light-heavyweight for a crack at Russia’s long-reigning WBA champion.
It is Canelo’s first outing since early November, when he made history as boxing’s first undisputed world super-middleweight champion with a trademark late stoppage of American Caleb Plant.
Now he has his sights set on another significant achievement that will surely set up a trilogy bout later this year with long-time rival Gennady Golovkin, who beat Ryota Murata in Japan last month to unify titles at middleweight.
But he likely faces a tough test against the undefeated and ultra-talented Bivol, who has been a world champion at 175lbs since 2017 and outpointed compatriot Umar Salamov in December.
Where to watch Canelo vs Bivol
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