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Despite Dmitry Bivol Loss, WBC President Picks Canelo Alvarez as “The Number One Pound-for-Pound”

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Moreover, following his loss, Alvarez was also dropped from the pound-for-pound rankings list of various outlets including ESPN and The Ring Magazine. 

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However, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman came to the Mexican’s defense and hinted that Alvarez should still be on top of the lists.

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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.”

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He then went on to praise other boxers like Devin Haney, Tyson Fury, and Naoya Inoue for their performances this year, This year we have had results that are unbelievable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thus regarded as the king at 168 pounds. He gained weight to (174 pounds) to fight Dmitry Bivol in the light heavyweight division.