Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol Press Conference
Photos: Ed Mulholland - Matchroom
Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol came face-to-face today
in San Diego to officially launch their clash at the
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday May 7, with
Bivol defending his WBA World Light-Heavyweight title
against the pound for pound king on Cinco de Mayo
weekend Sin City.
The May 7 blockbuster will be available to subscribers
around the world on DAZN, excluding Latin America and
Mexico. In the U.S. & Canada, the event will be offered
exclusively on DAZN Pay-Per View (PPV) - newly
introduced for very select events to come - and priced
at $59.99 for current subscribers and $79.99 for new
subscribers (inclusive of a one-month subscription to
An announcement on ticket on-sale dates and prices will
be made due course.
“Thank you to Dmitry Bivol for the opportunity to fight
for your world championship, thank you so much. I’m glad
to be back with Eddie Hearn and working with him, with
DAZN, I’m really excited for this year.
“When I work hard and do my best in the ring, I make a
good fight for the fans. Thank you everybody and I’ll
see you on May 7.
“I don’t care, I like challenges, it makes me feel alive
– challenges for me in everything in my life. I like a
good challenge and now I have a very good fighter in
front of me and I’m excited for this fight.
“Bivol is a really tough fighter and it’s going to be a
really good fight for Cinco de Mayo weekend with my
people in Las Vegas – Mexican weekend. I’m really
excited and I’m going to prepare really well because
this fight is going to be really hard.”
“I want to say thank you to all my team, my promoter,
World of Boxing and to DAZN, Eddie Hearn and Canelo for
the opportunity to make this fight.
“I believe in my skills and when I come to the ring I
believe in my victory. I’m looking forward to May 7,
“Me and my team wanted this fight and I’m glad this
fight will be in the United States and one of the Mecca
of boxing. This is also very exciting, and it means a
lot to me.
“This is very important for me especially because I’m
fighting one of the best if not the best in the world
right now, I want people to be able to see me and my
skills, this is a big fight that can give me the ability
to achieve my other goals and go on if I win this
“Legacy is earned is a strapline for this event and I
don’t think anything could be more fitting when you talk
about Canelo Alvarez. Back on DAZN PPV on May 7 from the
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez challenge
Dmitry Bivol for the WBA Light-Heavyweight title.
“It’s an absolute honor to sign a multi-fight deal with
Canelo Alvarez and his team, the great Eddy Reynoso and
of course DAZN as well – working with this man is very
“I think we all appreciate in boxing that the big fights
never get made and that’s because the teams and fighters
sometimes look for easier options, I’ve never worked
with anyone like Canelo Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso.
“This is a true great of modern-day boxing and when you
look at the resume off the back of the two fights with
GGG, fights against Daniel Jacobs for the middleweight
championship, stepping up two divisions to fight Sergei
Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight championship.
Within one year becomes undisputed 168-pound champion by
beating all three champions in Callum Smith, Billy Joe
Saunders and Caleb Plant.
“If that wasn’t enough, now he moves up again another
division to fight in my opinion the best
light-heavyweight in the world in Dmitry Bivol. Dmitry
Bivol is undefeated, current WBA champion of the world,
we’ve worked with him for a long time, his manager Vadim
Kornilov and world of boxing who we have a great
“This young man has been looking for an opportunity like
this for a long time, this is not a young man who’s
reached the end of his career or is past his prime, this
is an outstanding champion in his absolute prime ready
for the opportunity of his life against the
pound-for-pound king of boxing – Saul Canelo Alvarez.”
“Thank for you for the award, special thanks to Ring
Magazine for making this happen. We’re very happy for
this fight against a very tough challenge, a great
champion in Dmitry Bivol.
“We’re definitely looking forward to the challenge that
we have, we’re trying to build Canelo’s legacy obviously
into the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Thank you to everyone who is here.”
“We appreciate the opportunity; this is a very exciting
fight for us and something we’ve vowed for a very long
time. We appreciate team Canelo for giving us the
opportunity, we look forward to it and I hope everybody
is going to be healthy and ready for the fight. I’m
looking forward to a great event.”
“It’s a really exciting day for us at DAZN and we
couldn’t think of a better event and a better partner in
Canelo Alvarez, Eddy Reynoso to launch out DAZN PPV
platform. As Eddie alluded to, clearly our global
schedule is getting stronger and stronger, the
subscription value that we are offering is continuing to
be very strong with our special events around PPV we’re
truly excited about the opportunity that gives out
business in the coming years.
“Eddie spoke about the quality of this match-up, the
deal with Canelo gives us a fantastic couple of events
this year and we can’t wait to serve that on the DAZN
PPV platform to our audience around the world. To both
men, thank you for your partnership and best of luck in
your preparation, we look forward to seeing all of you
come May 7 on DAZN PPV.”