Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, mult-weight, multiple time unified world champion, as you expect holds a high opinion of himself. If you was in his shoes, you probably would be of the same opinion. Success breeds success in sport and in life. So it was no surprise that post-fight following his defeat at 175lbs against Russian and WBA world light-heavyweight champion, Dimitry Bivol, Canelo went on the offense maintaining his belief that he won the fight despite the close scoring by the judges at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, which many pundits disagreed with. Many at ringside believed that Bivol won the fight much more comfortably than what the scoring suggested by the judges.
September 17th sees Canelo seeking to return to winning ways and seek to claim a convincing victory over his long-time rival, Gennady Golovkin. The fight will see Canelo defend his undisputed super-middleweight titles. However Canelo has now changed his tune and using the defeat to Bivol as motivation.
“Like I said before, you are in a sport, you can lose, too. So, you need to go forward. And I think my mind is very strong, so I need to keep [moving] and I have in front [of me] Golovkin. Dangerous fighter, too, good fighter. And that’s it. And, like I said, when you win you celebrate and [you’re] happy and everything. And when you lose, you need to accept it, too, to keep [moving] forward.”
“Nobody likes to lose, right?,” Alvarez asked. “But it is what it is. It’s boxing. I keep [moving] forward, training hard and that’s it. Next move.”