Canelo Alvarez sent a subtle warning to his opponent Dmitry Bivol. The pound-for-pound Mexican king is scheduled to fight Bivol on May 7.
Cinco De Mayo is synonymous with a Canelo Alvarez mega-fight. The undisputed super middleweight champion has always fought during Cinco De Mayo and faced some of his best opposition during the Mexican holidays.
This time around, he’s looking to add another belt to his name as he takes on WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ahead of his fight, Canelo posted a video of himself doing some padwork. He captioned the video:
“Counting the days. #CaneloBivol on @DAZNBoxing, May 7”
The video shows the Mexican practicing a one-two combo, followed by a body shot. The video then cuts to his fight against Liam Smith, during which he used the same punch to end the fight.
Despite the move from super middleweight to lightweight, Canelo looks sharp and quick. The video ends with a line that says:
“Legacy is earned”
For Canelo, his only goal in boxing right now is to keep making history and to keep creating his own legacy. He is looking to add another belt to his name in his second fight in the division.
It will be interesting to see how Canelo performs against his powerful Russian opponent on May 7.
Stephen Espinoza defends Canelo Alvarez against Kamaru Usman
Canelo Alvarez and Kamaru Usman have been going back and forth on Twitter recently. Ever since the UFC welterweight champion showed interest in fighting Canelo, the two have constantly belittled each other on social media and in interviews.
Showtime president Stephen Espinoza defended the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world when Usman tweeted that boxing is a dying sport:
“If you got a fair share of the revenue, you wouldn’t be embarrassingly stalking @Canelo on social media. You’re an accomplished UFC champion, but begging to participate in what you call a ‘dying’ sport? Why? Because this ‘dying’ sport pays out way more than yours.”
“The Nigerian Nightmare” belittled the sport of boxing. He suggested it’s filled with champions who don’t want to fight, calling it a “dying sport”. In response to this, Espinoza decided to get in on the action. It will be interesting to see if a fight between Canelo and Usman takes place.
Take a look at Stephen Espinoza’s tweet: