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Mike Tyson Expertly Breaks Down Canelo's Mistakes In Loss To Bivol, Gives Him Key Piece Of Advice

Nasir Jabbar

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Mike Tyson Expertly Breaks Down Canelo's Mistakes In Loss To Bivol, Gives Him Key Piece Of Advice

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Mike Tyson has told Canelo Alvarez exactly where he went wrong against Dimitry Bivol as he gave him a key piece of advice ahead of a potential rematch.


Canelo suffered just the second defeat of his legendary career, dropping a unanimous decision to Bivol who scored a narrow win to defend his WBA (super) light-heavyweight title.

The unbeaten Russian extended his record to 20 wins from as many fights after executing a brilliant game-plan, using his size, speed and skills to his advantage.

But 'Iron' Mike believes Canelo allowed Bivol to come in and land his shots because he didn't properly use his jab.

The boxing legend insists the Mexican sensation needs to implement his jab if they run it back.

"I just think if Canelo was using his jab effectively, hard, the guy [Bivol] wouldn’t have been able to come in," explained Tyson, who was ringside for Canelo's Las Vegas showdown.

"The guy was coming in because he wasn’t worried about Canelo’s jab. So, he got more aggressive, he got brave.

"If he’s not jabbing, he has no defence. If he’s not gonna jab, the guy’s gonna walk right in on him like he did.

"Next fight - use your jab, different fight."

Image: PA
Image: PA

The 55-year-old added: "When he [Bivol] was jabbing, Canelo should have been moving, slipping the jab, anticipating the combination. If he was slipping the jab, the guy wouldn’t throw the combination.

"If Canelo would’ve used his jab, I was discussing with my wife [saying], 'he’s not using his jab', then the next round I saw him using his jab so his corner must’ve been telling him the same thing. I believe if he used his jab, it would’ve been a different fight."

Despite Bivol's dominance in the fight, he just eked out a decision victory - with the judges' scorecards reading 115-113.

Canelo has a rematch clause, with a second meeting against Bivol on the cards.

Topics: Mike Tyson, Canelo Alvarez, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
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