After Canelo Álvarez lost to Dmitry Bivol Saturday night via unanimous decision, social media went crazy and gave him the meme treatment. Mike Tyson had a different approach as he decided to break down what he thinks went wrong for the 31-year-old.
Tyson, who attended the bout, believes Álvarez’s jab was the reason why he lost. The former world champion used a punching bag to break it down.
“I just think if Canelo was using his jab effectively, hard, the guy [Bivol] wouldn’t have come because the guy was coming in because he wasn’t worried about Canelo’s jab,” Tyson said. “So he got more aggressive and he got brave. If you’re not jabbing he [Álvarez] has no defense. If he’s not gonna jab, the guy is gonna walk right in on him like he did.
Tyson showed that Álvarez should have been moving more while throwing his jabs.
“I believe if he used his jab, it would’ve been a different fight.”
Canelo suffered the second defeat of his professional career in Las Vegas as Bivol retained his WBA light heavyweight title by producing a brilliant display to win 115-113 on all three of scorecards.
Canelo, who has won world titles in four different weight classes, stepped up to light heavyweight for only the second time in his career.
Canelo, meanwhile, admitted he would have adopted a more aggressive approach against Bivol if he knew he was behind on the scorecards.
‘Yes, we want the rematch and we want to do much better in the rematch,’ Canelo said after his defeat.
‘I feel that often judges score things that perhaps they shouldn’t, for example, I was blocking shots and I was rolling punches, and I think sometimes that’s where the mistake may have been made.’