Las Vegas [US], May 8 (ANI): Unbeaten Dmitry Bivol on Saturday defeated Saul "Canelo" Alvarez with a unanimous points decision as the Russian retained his WBA light heavyweight world title here in Las Vegas.
This is Alvarez's second loss of his career nine years on from his first at the hands of Floyd Mayweather.
All three judges scored the fight 115-113 in Bivol's favour at the end of 12 rounds. His record now improves to 20 wins from 20 fights, while Alvarez - widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world before the bout - slips to 57-2-2.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, among other names, are some of the figures that have gained worldwide attention in recent decades of boxing. Currently, "Canelo" occupies that position as the most mediatic fighter and his fights usually put the eyes of the world on him.
Alvarez, who was the overwhelming pre-fight favourite, was rarely able to find a way through Bivol's defensive guard as the Russian put on a disciplined display. (ANI)