Canelo Wants Bivol Rematch In 2023

Canelo Alvarez is mere weeks away from his return to the ring as he will defend all four of his super middleweight world titles. WBO, WBC, WBA, and IBF against John Ryder, on May 6th, in Guadalajara, Mexico, which will be broadcast on DAZN pay-per-view.

While a lot of the media and fight fans are hoping to see Canelo face “The Mexican Monster” David Benavidez in the future, Canelo seems to have different plans - one of which is revenge. Last May, Canelo lost to Dmitry Bivol, and now is looking to avenge that loss in 2023. It seems that Bivol has Canelo's full attention. 

As it would appear Canelo Alvarez has possibly mapped out his 2023 as it is highly unlikely that Canelo would fight three times in one calendar year. With his fight with Ryder being mere weeks away, it appears in an ideal world Canelo would have his homecoming fight against John Ryder in Mexico, followed by a fight against Dmitry Bivol in September. As for Ryder Canelo confesses he isn’t the biggest expert on Ryder or his skillset.

“I don’t watch a lot of my opponents, but I saw [highlights],” said Canelo Alvarez when interviewed by the popular YouTube channel Behind The Gloves when asked about his upcoming opponent, John Ryder. “No single fight is easy.  Every fight is a hard fight, but I think it’s similar. I don’t know, I need to fight first to know.”

As for Canelo, if he were to face Dmitry Bivol in September, the star boxer wants the fight contested at the same weight class and under the same circumstances as his prior fight, if they were to fight.

“Yes [Canelo would fight Bivol in a rematch of the light heavyweight limit of 175 lbs],” said Canelo Alvarez to Fight Hub TV. “It will be the same terms because I feel like I need to do it in those terms.”