Canelo Alvarez Opens Up On Dmitry Bivol Defeat, Says He Had To Accept It And Move Forward

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Canelo Alvarez says he has accepted the Dmitry Bivol loss and has moved on.

Alvarez is set to have his highly-anticipated trilogy against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday in Las Vegas. It’s a massive fight even though Alvarez is coming off the loss to Bivol which he says he was disappointed in but had to move on.

“It is what it is,” Alvarez told reporters following his “grand arrival” at MGM Grand (via BoxingScene). “Like I said before, you are in a sport, you can lose, too. So, you need to go forward. And I think my mind is very strong, so I need to keep [moving] and I have in front [of me] Golovkin. Dangerous fighter, too, good fighter. And that’s it. And, like I said, when you win you celebrate and [you’re] happy and everything. And when you lose, you need to accept it, too, to keep [moving] forward.”

Although Canelo Alvarez says he had to move on, he has been vocal in saying he wants to rematch Dmitry Bivol as he believes he can defeat him. Yet, the focus turns to Golovkin as he is 1-0-1 against him although many thought ‘GGG’ should’ve gotten his hand raised both times.

With that, he says he doesn’t want to lose again and is just moving forward and ready to beat Golovkin.

“Nobody likes to lose, right?,” Alvarez asked. “But it is what it is. It’s boxing. I keep [moving] forward, training hard and that’s it. Next move.”

Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2) is coming off the loss to Bivol while before that he had not lost since he dropped a decision to Floyd Mayweather in 2013. During his career, he has notable wins over Amir Khan, Golovkin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Rocky Fielding, and Billy Joe Saunders among others.

Who do you think will win, Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin?