May 24, 2022

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‘Dumbest move in boxing history’ – Oscar De La Hoya slams Canelo Alvarez’s team for taking Dmitry Bivol fight after loss

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But he was soundly beaten in Las Vegas as his audacious roll of the dice failed to pay off. Canelo, who unified the super-middleweight division last year, stepped up to challenge for Bivol’s light-heavyweight title.

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Oscar De La Hoya called Canelo Alvarez’s choice to fight Dmitry Bivol ‘the dumbest move in boxing history’[/caption]

Canelo Alvarez after defeat to Dmitry Bivol
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De La Hoya, who once promoted Canelo, refused to slam the Mexican superstar and instead hit out at rival Eddie Hearn. Only once had Canelo fought at the 175lb light-heavyweight division, knocking out Sergey Kovalev, 39, in 2019. Canelo, 31, terminated his contract with De La Hoya’s Golden Boy promotions in 2020 amid a row due to fight inactivity. But he was unable to repeat the win against Kovalev’s Russian countryman Bivol, 31, who is now open to accepting a rematch.

“It’s not knowing boxing. It was the stupidest move. Whoever allowed Canelo to fight Bivol, I would’ve never allowed Canelo to fight Bivol.”
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NOT WEIGHTING AROUND Bivol ready to go down and fight Canelo for super-middleweight belts

Although former SIX-weight world champ De La Hoya, 49, has warned Canelo against a sequel. OSCAR DA LA HOYA called Canelo Alvarez’s choice to fight Dmitry Bivol “the dumbest move in boxing history”. “Why fight a guy that if Canelo fights ten times, he loses ten times? And he has nothing to gain. Nothing to win. Nobody knew Bivol.” He said: “Look exactly at what happened. Canelo’s on the top of the world, he’s the king.

And while a free agent working with Hearn and PBC, he captured all four 168lb super-middleweight belts. FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS He told USA Today: “The fact that the promoter of this event pushed Bivol on Canelo, it was the dumbest move in boxing history. READ MORE IN boxing

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Oscar De La Hoyaand Canelo Alvarez pictured in 2017[/caption]