Canelo undercard – An undercard is a boxing contest that takes place before the main event. A pair of rising contenders in different divisions compete on the undercard.
Canelo Alvarez will defend his WBA light-heavyweight title against Dmitry Bivol on May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. With -525 odds, Alvarez is the big favorite, while Bivol is the underdog at +390.
Alvarez is noted for his ability to exploit gaps in his opponents’ guards while dodging punches by moving his head and body. He’s also known for his devastating body punches.
As of April 2022, BoxRec, The Ring, the Boxing Writers Association of America, the TBRB, and ESPN all ranked Alvarez as the best active fighter in the world, pound for pound. He is ranked as the best active super middleweight in the world by BoxRec, The Ring, TBRB, and ESPN.
Bivol was a successful amateur, winning two junior (U-17) world titles and a bronze medal in the middleweight event at the 2008 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
Bivol won the Russian national amateur boxing championships in light heavyweight in 2012 and 2014. He has a 268–15 amateur record.