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Canelo Alvarez claims his training caused the second loss of his career against Dmitry Bivol

Canelo Alvarez claims his training caused the second loss of his career to Dmitry Bivol…

  • Canelo Alvarez claims training problems were the cause of his defeat to Dmitry Bivol
  • ‘Canelo’ suffered only the second defeat of his career against the Russian in May
  • The 31-year-old Mexican lost when he aimed for the WBA light-heavyweight title
  • But he insisted he didn’t want to “make excuses” after being outclassed
  • Alvarez will face Gennady Golovkin in their anticipated third fight in September

Canelo Alvarez opened up his stunning defeat to Dmitry Bivol in May, claiming problems in training led to the loss.

The Mexican star, one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, had an incredible 57-1-2 record – only losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2013 – before he had to make a unanimous points decision against the Russian in Nevada.

And Alvarez, who moved up to light-heavyweight before the fight, shared: Fight Hub TV he ‘got tired’ to Bivol and couldn’t train as he usually does.

Canelo Alvarez (above) opened up his stunning defeat to Dmitry Bivol in May

Canelo Alvarez (above) opened up his stunning defeat to Dmitry Bivol in May

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The Mexican claimed training problems contributed to his loss to the Russian in Nevada

He said, ‘I lost because I lost because I lost, not golf or anything. I played golf three years ago and I won the undisputed (super middleweight) championship, so that’s not the reason.

“It’s another reason, but I don’t want to say anything and apologize. I lost and that’s it. I got tired and that’s it. I couldn’t train as usual, but it is what it is.

“I lost, but I’m going to take my chance again. I don’t eat a vegan diet or anything like that. They’re different things. It’s not that (overtrained), it’s other things. I don’t want to say anything. I don’t want any apologies. I want to fight in his division.”

Canelo takes on Kazakhstani star Gennady Golovkin (right) in their trilogy fight in September

Canelo takes on Kazakhstani star Gennady Golovkin (right) in their trilogy fight in September

Alvarez is the undisputed super middleweight champion, holding the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring titles after beating Caleb Plant in November 2021.

The 31-year-old initially wanted to activate his rematch clause against Bivol immediately, but will first step down in weight to face Gennady Golovkin in their highly anticipated trilogy fight in September.

Their two previous fights – both considered classics of the sport – ended in a draw and then a close win on points for Canelo.

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