Canelo Alvarez-Dmitry Bivol live boxing results and analysis

The quest for greatness continues for four-division champion Canelo Alvarez.

After defeating Caleb Plant by 11th-round TKO in November to become the first fighter in the four-belt era to unify all the major super middleweight world titles, Alvarez is facing WBA light heavyweight champ Dmitry Bivol with the goal of unifying that division in the future.

Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) has defended his title three times since being elevated to full titleholder in 2019. He has height and reach advantages over Alvarez and hasn’t lost a fight since a defeat to former light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk as an amateur almost nine years ago.

Alvarez (57-1-1, 39 KOs) vs. Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs) headlines a boxing card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (DAZN pay-per-view, 8 ET).

Follow live as Mike Coppinger provides results and analysis.

Next fight: Zhilei Zhang vs. Scott Alexander, 10 rounds, heavyweights

Results:

Joselito Velazquez def. Jose Soto by sixth-round TKO
Fight recap coming up …

Silva upsets middleweight prospect Espino

In a battle of unbeaten middleweight prospects, Aaron Silva scored a fourth-round stoppage of Alexis Espino.

Silva, a slight underdog, buckled Espino with a left hook, before a flurry of punches led to the referee stopping the fight at 1:17 of Round 4.

Espino (9-1-1, 6 KOs), a 22-year-old from Las Vegas, is trained by Robert Garcia and promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Silva (10-0, 7 KOs) is a 24-year-old from Monterrey, Mexico.

Still to come:

  • Title fight: Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol, 12 rounds, for Bivol’s WBA “super” light heavyweight title

  • Montana Love vs. Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela, 12 rounds, junior welterweights

  • Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez, 10 rounds, welterweights

  • Zhilei Zhang vs. Scott Alexander, 10 rounds, heavyweights

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