Fight Interviews

[Interview] *EXCLUSIVE* Dmitry Bivol Ranks Canelo’s Power and Explains His Stamina Woes

Dmitry puts a final bow on the Canelo win.
Dmitry Bivol, right, of Kyrgyzstan, throws a punch against Canelo Alvarez, of Mexico, during a light heavyweight title boxing match, Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Dmitry Bivol is back home enjoying the glow of his massive win over Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. Yesterday, the reigning WBA light-heavyweight champ hosted a short media call to reflect on the career-defining win and future. BeatsBoxingMayhem asked when he realized the fight was won and how Canelo’s power compares to the elite light-heavyweights in Joe Smith Jr. and Artur Beterbiev.

When he realized he had Canelo beat:

From the beginning I felt I controlled the fight. I see many things in the ring he wanted to do, but after maybe five rounds I was 100% sure he doesn’t like how the fight was going.

On Canelo’s Power Compared to Joe Smith Jr. and Artur Beterbiev:

Two different kinds of power. First, there are people born with heavy hands, it’s like Artur Beterbiev or Joe Smith. Second, you can create your power like Canelo…

Listen below as Bivol explains it further.

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