Joe Smith Jr. saying that Canelo shouldn’t fight Bivol again
Via Sean Jones: Joe Smith Jr says he thinks Canelo Alvarez should give up fighting WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in a rematch at the age of 175 because of him.too much” for him.
Canelo has the choice to play against Bivol or the winner of this Saturday’s light heavyweight unification bout between Smith Jr and IBF/WBC champion Artur Beterbiev. Those two pieces are making headlines at Madison Square Garden in New York.
If Canelo wants to show his bravery, he will be by his side to immediately call the winner of the contest. Sean Jones won’t hold his breath waiting for that to happen.
Canelo learned a BIG lesson during his school time by Bivol on May 7 and he will likely never venture back 175 again, be it against Dmitry or the winner. Beterbiev-Smith.
Smith (28-3, 22 KOs) knew what it was like to lose to the undefeated 175-lb WBA champion Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) and received a 12-round unanimous decision. 2019 loss.
Bivol had an easier time beating Canelo last May than he did against Smith, and the way he dominated the Mexican star was like a kid’s game.
The undefeated Bivol remained in first gear for the entire fight, toying with Canelo, who looked exhausted from the third round.
Although Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) said immediately after the match that he wanted to rematch with Bivol, he was told. He will face 40-year-old Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17 in their trio match at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If Canelo chooses to keep his word and face Bivol in a rematch, that fight will likely take place next May.
“I think his performance against Canelo was fantastic, and I’m excited to share the ring with him again,” said Joe Smith Jr. talk to Fighthype when asked for his thoughts on Dmitry Bivol’s win over Canelo Alvarez on May 7.
“I don’t think Canelo should rematch Bivol at 175. I believe Bivol was a bit too much for him,” Smith continued when asked if Canelo should have a rematch with Bivol.
“Yes, if I beat Beterbiev on Saturday and I hold the three belts, I would love to trade myself against Bivol for the final.
“I think a lot of boxers dream about this and I’m looking forward to it,” Smith said of his unification bout against IBF/WBC champion Beterbiev on Saturday.
“I am a tough, determined guy. I overcame many obstacles to get here, and here I am. I hope I can succeed and become a unified champion.
“I believe this is going to be a tough fight and I don’t think any of us are going to have to go looking for it because we’re going to be there, putting the pressure on and making it a great fight. One way or another, it will be a great fight,” Smith said.