Canelo went through a very disheartening experience last year when he faced his 2nd career defeat against Dmitry Bivol. The loss still haunts Canelo. A rematch was expected to take place this year, but Canelo turned the offer down to negotiation clashes.
Call it excuses or genuine reasons, Canelo recently addressed the challenges he faced whilst preparing for his match against Dmitry Bivol. Canelo blames his 2nd career loss on a rib injury that he experienced just one week before the fight.Canelo is set to clash against Jermall Charlo this weekend; it will be very interesting to see if a win can lead to a rematch with Dmitry Bivol.
Canelo on losing against Dmitry Bivol
Recently on Hugo Sanchez Presenta, Canelo reflected on his bitter loss against Dmitry Bivol and explained why he lost the match. “I wasn’t 100% physically speaking, my hand wasn’t 100%, I couldn’t train 100%,” Canelo said as quoted by boxing247.com.
“A week before the fight, I suffered a rib injury during training, I shouldn’t have fought. That defeat is still a pain in my heart,” said Canelo about his loss to Bivol. “I still haven’t gotten over that moment.
It affected me deeply because I shouldn’t have lost; I am simply better than him,” After the loss, Canelo’s professional boxing record updated to 59-2-2(39 knockouts); apart from Dmitry Bivol, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
stands to be the only opponent to give Canelo a taste of loss. Since the defeat still bothers him, it would be fair to assume that he could fight Dmitry Bivol in the near future for the much awaited rematch; that match has to happen at some point.
The outcome of Canelo’s fight against Jermall Charlo will play a huge role in increasing the chances of the rematch to take place soon.