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Mexicos Box-Idol Saúl Álvarez surprisingly missed the light heavyweight World Cup title.
The 31-year-old unanimously lost to the Russian WBA world champion Dmitry Bivol on Saturday in Las Vegas and had to accept the second defeat of his career.
Bivol, on the other hand, also won his 20th professional fight.
“Of course I want the removal,” announced Álvarez, who rises into the ring under the combat name “Canelo”, after the defeat.
Bivol is a “great champion”.
But: “This is not the end yet,” said Álvarez.
His opponent is open to a revenge.
“No problem. Let’s talk about it,” Bivol replied.
Álvarez wrote history in November last year when he defeated the American Caleb Planingly and thus secured all four world championship titles in super middleweight.
Álvarez had received his only defeat in a light middleweight against US superstar Floyd Mayweather in 2013.