Issue | Letters | Premium | Nov 05 2019

The Big Question: How would Canelo Alvarez fare against other light-heavyweight champions Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol?

'Canelo' Alvarez moved to light-heavyweight on Saturday to topple WBO champion Sergey Kovalev in 11 rounds. But how does he do against the other champions?
Canelo Alvarez
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Wayne Alexander (Former European super-welterweight champion)

Canelo would find Beterbiev and Bivol completely different propositions to Sergey Kovalev. These are younger, fresher fighters in their primes with a lot to prove. I don’t think Canelo needs them, especially Beterbiev, who is so strong and tough and a natural light-heavyweight. I think Bivol would be the easier option and Canelo would outpoint him.