Last night in Las Vegas Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39KO’s) was looking to claim a title in a fourth weight class. Dmitry Bivol (20-0,11KO) did not seem too interested in helping him achieve said goal.
Bivol stunned the Vegas crowd and many at home, by not only defeating Canelo, but also by doing it in such convincing fashion. Bivol out punched, and out landed Canelo over the course of 12 rounds.
Bivol used his size, boxing ability, and frequent combinations to thwart Canelo all night long.
Alvarez was uncharacteristically unable to mount any significant offense himself. Not present was neither his trademark body punching nor any combination punching. He seemed resigned to load up on power punches and swing for the fences.
At the end of the night the scores read 115 -113 across all three judges.
Now, while the right person won, the scoring was atrocious. Those scores would indicate a fight that was much closer than what it actually was. Canelo was given the first four rounds which was absurd in itself. Had Bivol lost one of the remaining rounds the fight would have been a draw. The judges thankfully did not steal the fight from him, but they damn sure tried.