Canelo Alvarez takes on Dmitry Bivol this weekend in Las Vegas
Canelo Alvarez's second world title challenge in the light heavyweight division is fast approaching, as he faces off with the fearsome WBA champion Dmitry Bivol at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday. We take a look at the stars on the undercard who are aiming to roll the dice and steal the show.
Super lightweight prospect Montana Love continues his journey towards a world title fight, as he defends his IBF North American title against tough Mexican Gabriel Valenzuela. Love produced a big knockout last time out over Carlos Diaz, but faces a tough test in Valenzuela, as Valenzuela has been on a 23 fight undefeated run since 2018.
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Manny Correa puts his undefeated record on the line against fellow unbeaten fighter Elnur Abduraimov. IntuBoxing caught up with Correa amidst a hectic fight week, and Correa vowed he was going to steal the show: "I'm ready to steal the show like I do in my hometown Miami, Florida. It's gonna be hard cause I know Canelo's on this show, but I'm gonna try my hardest like I always do.
"I will steal the show, I've been preparing for this moment my whole life and I'm not gonna let it slip by. I'm gonna come out there and do what I always do and even more you know what I mean I got everything riding on this, my family, my daughter and my whole life has been waiting for this moment I'm just ready to go."
Shakhram Giyasov moves to the welterweight division this weekend, as he attempts to pick up the vacant IBF North American title against Christian Gomez. Giyasov carried power in the super lightweight division and he showed this in 2019 when he stopped former world champion Darleys Perez in one round.
Chinese heavyweight Zhilei Zhang returns to the ring against Scott Alexander. Zhang was originally slated to face one of the most avoided heavyweights in the world, Filip Hrgovic, but unfortunately Hrgovic had to withdraw from the bout.
Joselito Velasquez takes on Jose Soto in a ten rounder this weekend. Velasquez is undefeated, however Soto was dealt his first loss last time out as he was disqualified for excessive headbutts against Ganigan Lopez. Alexis Espino also returns to the ring this weekend as he looks to return to winning ways after being held to a draw last time out, as he faces the undefeated Aaron Silva.
One of Matchroom Boxing's brightest prospects Marc Castro returns to the ring this weekend as he looks to extend his record to 7-0 in his first eight rounder.
Finally, Fernando Angel Molina looks to stay undefeated as he takes on Ricardo Valdovinos over six rounds.