After his landmark win against Saul Álvarez, the Russian showed he is not a fighter who goes in for bluster and bombast
Deep in the basement of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and a very long way from Vladimir Putin’s lavish office in Moscow, Dmitry Bivol seemed the very opposite of his glowering and gloating president late on Saturday night. The 31‑year‑old Russian had just dominated Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, the celebrated king of boxing, in a clinical and comprehensive performance.
Bivol retained his WBA world light‑heavyweight title as he proved he was too big, too strong and too composed for Álvarez, who had moved up from the super-middleweights where he had established himself as that division’s first undisputed champion in history.
Written by Donald McRae in Las Vegas
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/may/08/dmitry-bivol-i-dont-feel-like-i-am-king-today-just-better-than-canelo under the title “‘I don’t feel like I am king’: Bivol preaches humility after shocking Canelo”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.