Looking for a busy 2022, Canelo Alvarez is ready to make history. After cleaning up the super-middleweight division, Canelo wants more light-heavyweight gold to add to his collection.
Inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Canelo faces WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol for the latter’s title. Bivol’s last fight was in December, beating Umar Salamov via unanimous decision. Unlike Canelo, Bivol may not be as known in the United States, especially with champions Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr. in his division.
The Sporting News looks into Dmitry Bivol, someone who is looking to shock oddsmakers by beating Canelo while also retaining his title.
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Who is Dmitry Bivol?
A 2013 World Combat Games gold medalist, Bivol has been winning gold since the 2005 European School Championships. Taking up boxing at the age of six, Bivol’s amateur record was an astounding 268-15.
Bivol made his pro debut in 2014 and started his career with six wins via some form of knockout. He won the interim WBA light-heavyweight title in 2016 against Felix Valera, defending it twice. Promoted as the legitimate (and later Super) champion, Bivol has defended that version of the title eight times.
The 31-year-old Russian fighter has eleven wins via knockout.
Who is Dmitry Bivol fighting?
Bivol is fighting a four-division champion and undisputed super-middleweight champion in Canelo Alvarez. Canelo, who made his pro debut in 2005, unified the division in just eleven months. He has fought for light-heavyweight gold before, beating Sergey Kovalev in 2019 for the WBO title.
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What is Dmitry Bivol’s net worth?
Per Players Wiki, Bivol’s net worth is $1 million. He is expected to earn $2 million for his fight against Canelo, per Total Sportal.
When is Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol?
- Date: Saturday, May 7
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: Midnight ET (approx.)
Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol will take place Saturday, May 7. The main event is expected to begin around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol
The Canelo vs. Bivol main card will air on DAZN, which will show the fight via a special pay-per-view format.
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol PPV price: How much does the card cost?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 in the U.S., $20 in Canada, £7.99 in the U.K.
- DAZN annual subscription: $99.99 in the U.S., $150 in Canada
Because it is a pay-per-view event, the fight will cost $59.99 for current subscribers and $79.99 for new subscribers.
Customers in the U.K. can sign up for DAZN for £7.99 per month.
Dmitry Bivol record and bio
- Nationality: Russian
- Born: Dec. 18, 1990
- Height: 6-0
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 19-0 (11 KOs)