CANELO ALVAREZ VS. DMITRY BIVOL: DATE, FIGHT TIME, TV CHANNEL AND LIVE STREAM
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez attempts to become a two-time light heavyweight world champion.
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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is the undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world, a four-weight world titleholder, boxing's hottest ticket and universally recognised as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the sport today.
And he has no intention of resting on his laurels.
Canelo's quest for one of the greatest legacies boxing has ever seen continues on Saturday when he takes on WBA (Super) light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. Bivol is undefeated thus far as a professional and poses a very difficult challenge for the Mexican.
However, Alvarez has conquered everything put in front of him over the past nine years, and has already held gold at 175lbs when he defeated Sergey Kovalev in 2019.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Canelo vs. Bivol.
CANELO VS. BIVOL FIGHT DATE, START TIME
Date : Saturday, May 7
Time : 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m PT / 1 a.m. BST
Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / 4 a.m. BST
The main card is scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. BST with main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m PT / 4 a.m. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard bouts.
CAN I WATCH CANELO VS. BIVOL ON DAZN?
The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe (excluding Mexico and Latin America). You can sign up for a subscription here . However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
Fight fans in the U.S. and Canada can watch the fight on DAZN PPV, more information can be found here .
WHAT DEVICES ARE SUPPORTED ON DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
WHERE IS THE CANELO VS BIVOL FIGHT?
The fight takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
SAUL 'CANELO' ALVAREZ RECORD AND BIO
Date of birth: July 18, 1990
Height: 5' 8"
Total fights: 60
Record: 57-1-2 (39 KOs)
DMITRY BIVOL RECORD AND BIO
Date of birth: December 18, 1990
Height: 6' 0"
Total fights: 19
Record: 19-0 (11 KOs)
CANELO VS. BIVOL FIGHT CARD
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol; For Bivol's WBA light heavyweight title
Scott Alexander vs. Zhilei Zhang; Heavyweight
Montana Love vs. Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela; Super lightweight
Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez; Welterweight
Joselito Velazquez vs. Jose Soto; Flyweight
Alexis Espino vs. Aaron Silva; Middleweight
Marc Castro vs. Pedro Vincente Scharbaai; Lightweight
Elnur Abduraimov vs. Manuel Correa; Super featherweight
Fernando Angel Molina vs. Ricardo Valdovinos; Super lightweight
Super middleweight king Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will be moving up a division and boxing for the WBA light-heavyweight title when he steps into the ring with Dmitry Bivol tonight. The full fight, which is expected live from Las Vegas around 5am BST, is a $60-80 PPV in US and Canada but free for those in Mexico! If you're a Mexican away from home, make sure you how to watch a Canelo vs Bivol free live stream on Azteca 7 from abroad.
Mexican pound-for-pound legend Canelo last hit the ring in November when he knocked out US pro Caleb "Sweethands" Plant in the 11th round to take possession of all four super-middleweight (168lbs) titles and become "the undisputed".
Now Canelo has set his sights on Dmitry Bovil's light-heavyweight strap. It's not Canelo's first rodeo, mind – the Mexican previously stepped up to light-heavyweight (175lbs) in 2019, knocking out Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO title. If Canelo can can defeat Bivol he'll likely set up a trilogy fight against two-time rival Gennady Golovkin.
Bivol represents a much tougher challenge than Kovalev, however. The 20,000-strong crowd at the T-Mobile Arena will be mostly cheering for Canelo, but the Kyrgyz-born Russian professional has proved he's a dangerous opponent, beating Joe Smith Jr prior to cruising past Umar Salamov on points four months ago.