Canelo Alvarez had a minor blip at the post fight press conference for his win over Gennadiy Golovkin at the weekend, seeming to briefly forget his loss to Dmitry Bivol in May.
Speaking after a comfortable decision victory in his third meeting with Golovkin, Canelo was quick to correct the slip up.
“Look, everybody can say outside of the ring they can beat but nobody… very few people can beat me.”
“It’s very difficult to beat me.”
Canelo Alvarez momentarily forgot that Dmitry Bivol beat him and then corrected himself at the post-fight presser…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 19, 2022
The Bivol defeat was the first time the Mexican had tasted defeat in a professional ring in almost a decade since his loss to Floyd Mayweather, and his hiccup at the weekend would suggest it has still not fully sunk in.
Fans across the world are already clamouring for the rematch, and rumblings are that Canelo has been keen on avenging the loss up at light heavyweight from the moment the decision was read out on the night.
However, the undisputed super middleweight champion is carrying an injury that will likely see him out of action until well into 2023.
Bivol, provided he gets past Gilberto Ramirez in Abu Dhabi next month, is also rumoured to be keen on an undisputed fight with Russian compatriot Artur Beterbiev, who holds three of the belts at 175lb.
Canelo is not without his suitors at super middle should he choose against a rematch with Bivol, with David Benavidez and Demtrius Andrade amongst the most vocal in calling for a big money fight with the star.