Once again, Canelo Alvarez will be fighting for a light-heavyweight title. Can he take down the taller Dmitry Bivol on May 7? The fight will be taking place from inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Bivol, who made his pro debut in 2014, is a 2013 World Combat Games gold medalist. The Russian beat Felix Valera in 2016 to win the interim WBA light heavyweight title. After being promoted to Regular champion in 2017, he has defended the belt five times, three of them as Super champion. Bivol’s last fight was a win over Umar Salamov in December.
Making his pro debut in 2005, Canelo is a four-division world champion. After suffering the only loss of his career in 2013 against Floyd Mayweather, Canelo is 15-0-1. He last fought in November, beating Caleb Plant to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion. Canelo accomplished that feat in 11 months.
The last time he fought for light-heavyweight gold, Canelo beat Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title.
The Sporting News will be providing live updates and highlights from Canelo vs. Bivol. Stay tuned!
Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol live results, updates
All times ET
9:20 p.m.: Christian Gomez and Hakhram Giyasov are set to do battle in a ten-round welterweight bout next. The co-main event is after this and then Canelo-Bivol.
9:07 p.m.: Marc Castro improved to 7-0 in his young career with an easy decision win over Pedro Vicente Scharbaii. Was it spectacular? Not really. But Castro is a good young prospect with impressive punch variety. One thing is for sure, if Castro is going to compete with the upper crust of a loaded lightweight division, he’s going to have to tighten up that defense. Scharbaii touched him one too many times with punches that had no business connecting with someone like Castro.
8:39 p.m.: Up next is the talented Marc Castro squaring off with Pedro Vicente Scharbaai in lightweight action.
8:24 p.m.: Well, that was expected. Zhang Zhile didn’t play with his food and made sure to make short work of Scott Alexander in the opening bout on the PPV. Alexander stepped in on short notice after Filip Hrgovic pulled out due to the passing of his father and his presence in front of Zhang was…short. A straight left hand obliterated Alexander and put an end to the fight at the 1:54 mark of round one.
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.
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.
You can also order the event in the U.S. via iNDEMAND: PPV.com ($24.99).
What time does Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol start?
- 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.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol fight card results
- Dmitry Bivol (c) vs. Canelo Alvarez for the WBA light heavyweight title
- Montana Love vs. Gabriel Valenzuela; light welterweights
- Marc Castro def. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai via unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54 & 60-54)
- Zhang Zhilei def. Scott Alexander via 1st round KO (1:59)