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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
Canelo Alvarez is the biggest name in the sport right now Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

THE PANEL:

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.