The pound-for-pound Mexican great is once again defying divisions as he moves up to light-heavyweight for a crack at longtime WBA champion Russia.
It is Canelo’s first outing since early November, when he made history as boxing’s first undisputed world super middleweight champion with a late stoppage of American Caleb Plant.
Now he’s aiming for another big accomplishment that will surely set up a trilogy fight later this year with longtime rival Gennady Golovkin, who defeated Ryota Murata in Japan last month to unify the titles at middleweight.
But he likely faces a tough test against the undefeated and ultra-talented Bivol, who has been the world champion at 175lbs since 2017 and edged compatriot Umar Salamov in December.
Where to watch Canelo vs Bivol
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