Moreover, following his loss, Alvarez was also dropped from the pound-for-pound rankings list of various outlets including ESPN and The Ring Magazine.
However, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman came to the Mexican’s defense and hinted that Alvarez should still be on top of the lists.
In an interview with Planet Sport Sulaiman stated that Alvarez should be in the top spot despite his loss saying,” I have Canelo as the number one pound-for-pound but the pound-for-pound list is a very, it’s a fun game.”
Of course, Canelo losing, Fury making a statement. Charlo becoming undisputed, Haney becoming undisputed, Inoue with an unbelievable demonstration, Beterbiev with an unbelievable demonstration. Errol Spence, Crawford.
Despite losing to Bivol, Alvarez is still one of the best boxers in the world. Moreover, he was on a 16-fight win streak before losing to the Russian with wins over Gennady Golovkin, Caleb Plant, and Billy Joe Saunders.
But it is also hard to ignore the recent performances of Devin Haney, Artur Beterbiev, and Tyson Fury, all of whom are still undefeated and have been dominating their competitors.
Furthermore, Alvarez will be ready to prove himself when he takes on Gennady Golovkin in September to complete their trilogy fight and regain his position in the pound-for-pound rankings.
Thus regarded as the king at 168 pounds. He gained weight to (174 pounds) to fight Dmitry Bivol in the light heavyweight division.