Undisputed super middleweight world champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez moves up to the light heavyweight division to challenge undefeated WBA champion Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event will take place after the Kentucky Derby and shown on DAZN PPV.
Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) has won titles in four different weight classes spanning from 154, 160, 168 and 175 pounds. Most recently he became the undisputed champion at super middleweight defeating Caleb Plant for all the belts.
Tonight the Mexican star will go back to the 175 lbs division to challenge the dangerous and undefeated WBA champion Dmitry Bivol.
Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) has an extensive amateur background and hasn’t tasted defeat in the professional ranks.
He is coming off a unanimous decision victory to Umar Salamov and landed the huge mega-fight with Canelo which he believes is a winnable fight for him.
A win over Canelo will make Bivol a star in boxing and if he does it in impressive fashion it will be a huge statement.
Light Heavyweight Championship – Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol (WBA Title)
Super Lightweight – Montana Love vs. Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela
Welterweight – Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez
Lightweight – Marc Castro vs. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai
Heavyweight – Zhang Zhilei vs. Scott Alexander
Flyweight – Joselito Velazquez vs. Jose Soto
Super Middleweight – Alexis Espino vs. Aaron Silva
Super Featherweight – Elnur Abduraimov vs. Manuel Correa
Light Welterweight – Fernando Molina vs. Ricardo Valdovinos
Venue: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada
Date and Time: Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT
TV/Live Stream: DAZN Pay-Per-View (www.dazn.com)