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Canelo vs. Bivol: Who will win? Shakur Stevenson, Claressa Shields and more make their expert predictions

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Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol Matchroom

After conquering the 168lb division, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez now has his sights set on becoming undisputed at light-heavyweight.

This quest starts on Saturday live on DAZN (except Mexico and Latin America) when Canelo takes on WBA world light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in Las Vegas. 

Canelo is being billed as the favourite going into Saturday's contest, but at the age of 31, Bivol is at his peak and is considered one of the world's best at light-heavyweight, therefore getting the win will be a tough task for Canelo. 

DAZN spoke to some of the biggest names in boxing to get their predictions for the fight. 

Shakur Stevenson - WBC and WBO super featherweight champion

Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Valdez

"It’s going to take a special talent to beat Canelo, but Bivol might cause Canelo a lot of problems too.

"He’s got a good boxing IQ, he might cause Canelo problems, but Canelo might get to his body and break him down."

Shane Mosley Jr. - Super middleweight contender

Shane Mosley Jr

"I agree that Bivol has a great boxing ability, great strength, he possesses a lot of skill, but I just don’t think that’s enough for Canelo.

"Yes, it’s at 175 and he’s a little bit heavier, he’s been in there with 'Krusher' [Sergey Kovalev] before, he’s been in there with guys that can punch like nobody’s business.

"It’s hard to go against Canelo."

Claressa Shields - WBA, WBC and IBF women's middleweight champion

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"I don’t think that Canelo can be beat by the guys he’s being matched up against.

"I believe that Canelo will beat anybody put in front of him unless it’s Demetrius Andrade or Jermall Charlo."

Fans can watch more predictions from the likes of Devin Haney, Regis Prograis and actress Rosie Perez on DAZN

 

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