Canelo vs Bivol may not ring in your ears like some of the other fights in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s career, but this Saturday, May 7, 2022, it just might. In the light heavyweight division, Dmitry Bivol is the champion, while Alvarez is not. The top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Alvarez is stepping up in weight class after collecting all of the hardware at 168 pounds. He’s challenging Bivol who has been the WBA champion at 175 pounds for the last five years. Watch Canelo vs Bivol this Saturday live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada be a witness of the battle.
How to streams Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol Title Fight
- When: Saturday, May 7, 2022
- Prelims Start Time:
- Undercard Start Time: 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST
- Main Event Start Time: 11 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. PST
- Location: T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: DAZN, FitePass
Floyd Mayweather has famously said that there are too many belts in boxing, and those who agree with him may roll their eyes during the main card this Saturday. Before Alvarez and Bivol step in the ring, a pair of vacant IBF North American boxing titles will be determined. At super lightweight, Montana Love is a strong favorite against Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela in a 12-round contest, while Gomez is the underdog versus Giyasov in the 10-round welterweight bout.
Canelo vs Bivol Fight Card & Odds
Since dominating the super middleweight division (168 pounds), Alvarez, still very much so in his prime, needs another challenge. Can Alvarez find success in another trip to the light heavyweight division as he continues to push his resume to new limits? Or will Bivol defend the heavier classes from the spectacle that is “Canelo” and take down his challenger? These are the questions on everyone’s mind ahead of Saturday night. For Alvarez, 31, this is just the beginning. He told Sports Illustrated that he’d like to make a push at even a heavyweight title, naming Oleksander Usyk as a potential opponent.
Before a move up to yet another class, Alvarez has a deal in place for a third career fight against Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin, this falls. Of course, that is if he can get the win against Bivol. Despite being the light heavyweight belt-holder entering Saturday’s contest, Bivol is largely being counted out. The sportsbooks have him as a +390 underdog, though favor him going the full 12 rounds with Alvarez. The second most likely outcome at the betting window is a victory by decision for Bivol that would pay out seven-to-one.
Alvarez has moved around from class to class, winning titles in the 15-pound range from as low as middleweight (160 pounds) and previously at light heavyweight as well. His last foray at 175 pounds was in 2019 when he took the WBO belt from Sergey Kovalev, after winning a middleweight title match just six months prior. The victory over Kovalev was the last fight before Alvarez’s assault on the super middleweight division. Bivol, on the other hand, has only really known the light heavyweight division. His mind and body are hardened to the physicality that comes at that weight. Not to mention, Bivol is built like a light heavyweight champion, standing four inches taller than Alvarez, with a two-inch reach advantage. Bivol should not be forgotten going into this match.
Fight Card & Odds
- Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (-525) vs. Dmitry Bivol (+390) – 12 Rounds – Bivol’s WBA Light Heavyweight Title
- Montana Love (-600) vs. Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela (+425) – 12 Rounds – Vacant IBF North American Super Lightweight Title
- Shakhram Giyasov (-370) vs. Christian Gomez (+285) – 10 Rounds – Vacant IBF North American Welterweight Title
- Scott Alexander (+850) vs. Zhilei Zhang (-1600) – 10 Rounds – Heavyweight
- Joselito Velazquez (-575) vs. Jose Soto (+400) – 10 Rounds – Flyweight
- Alexis Espino (+110) vs. Aaron Silva (-135) – 8 Rounds – Middleweight
- Marc Castro (-5000) vs. Pedro Vincente Scharbaai (+1300) – 8 Rounds – Lightweight
- Elnur Abduraimov (-1400) vs. Manuel Correa (+750) – 8 Rounds – Super Featherweight
- Fernando Angel Molina vs. Ricardo Valdovinos – 6 Rounds – Super Lightweight