Boxing's biggest star returns to the ring on Saturday night when Canelo Alvarez chases another bit of history. The Mexican superstar once again moves up to the light heavyweight division to take on a dangerous foe. Alvarez will face WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena (8 p.m. ET, DAZN PPV-- subscribe and buy now).
Alvarez has only fought one time at light heavyweight, a November 2019 bout with Sergey Kovalev where Alvarez scored one of the biggest knockouts of his career. He has since returned to super middleweight to unify the divisions four world titles. In Bivol, he faces a fighter with an undefeated record and a high amount of technical skills.
Bivol rose from WBA interim champion to "regular" champion before being elevated to "super" champion in October 2019. He has now successfully defended his status as super champion three times while rising to be generally considered one of the two best light heavyweights in the world, alongside Artur Beterbiev.
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Three more bouts fill out the undercard inside the T-Mobile Arena. Zhilei Zhang and Scott Alexander are set for a heavyweight clash after Filip Hrgovic was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Zhang. Montana Love is set to return at junior welterweight when he takes on Gabriel Valenzuela. And welterweights Shakhram Giyasov and Christian Gomez are set to scrap it out.
The action is all set to go down from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The undercard action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET with the main event ring walks expected at approximately 11 p.m. ET. The rest of the fight card and viewing information is listed below.
- Date: May 7 | Location: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET (main event set for approximately 11 p.m. ET)
- How to watch/stream: DAZN PPV (subscribe now) | Price: $59.99
Alvarez vs. Bivol fight card, odds
- Saul "Canelo" Alvarez -550 vs. Dmitry Bivol (c) +400, WBA light heavyweight championship
- Zhilei Zhang -1500 vs. Scott Alexander +800, heavyweights
- Montana Love -700 vs. Gabriel Valenzuela +500, junior welterweights
- Shakhram Giyasov -340 vs. Christian Gomez +270, welterweights
- Marc Castro -4000 vs. Pedro Vincente +1500, lightweights
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