The quest for greatness continues for four-division champion Canelo Alvarez.
After defeating Caleb Plant by 11th-round TKO in November to become the first fighter in the four-belt era to unify all the major super middleweight world titles, Alvarez is facing WBA light heavyweight champ Dmitry Bivol with the goal of unifying that division in the future.
Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) has defended his title three times since being elevated to full titleholder in 2019. He has height and reach advantages over Alvarez and hasn’t lost a fight since a defeat to former light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk as an amateur almost nine years ago.
Alvarez (57-1-1, 39 KOs) vs. Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) headlines a boxing card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (DAZN pay-per-view, 8 ET).
Follow live as Mike Coppinger provides results and analysis.
Fight in progress: Alexis Espino vs. Aaron Silva, eight rounds, middleweights
Still to come:
Title fight: Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol, 12 rounds, for Bivol’s WBA “super” light heavyweight title
Montana Love vs. Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela, 12 rounds, junior welterweights
Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez, 10 rounds, welterweights
Joselito Velazquez vs. Jose Soto, 10 rounds, flyweights
Zhilei Zhang vs. Scott Alexander, 10 rounds, heavyweights
Marc Castro vs. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai, eight rounds, lightweights