Oscar De La Hoya has written off Canelo Alvarez chances of beating Dmitry Bivol in a rematch.
‘The Golden Boy’, who used to promote the Mexican, says the only hope the 31-year-old has of avenging the loss he suffered in May is to improve his footwork and change his trainer.
Should he get past Gennadiy Golovkin in September the Undisputed Super Middleweight champion has said he wants the Bivol rematch.
However, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (who De La Hoya promotes) looks set to challenge the WBA Light Heavyweight champion first after the sanctioning body ordered the fight to be made.
During a media scrum, filmed by FightHype, De La Hoya gave his thoughts on a potential second fight between Bivol and Canelo.
“I’m speaking from experience, from everything. Canelo fights Bivol again it’ll be worse.”
“That’s the bottom line. Styles make fights.”
De La Hoya made it clear he believes Canelo needs to get rid of long time trainer Eddy Reynoso if he has any chance to avenge his loss:
“Unless Canelo changes trainer and he gets better in his footwork.”
“I think Canelo’s too flat-footed for somebody like Bivol who uses his head and his intelligence. If you look at Canelo’s losses which are only with Mayweather and Bivol he lost because of his footwork, he lost because of the other guy being light on their feet and him being too heavy on his feet.
“If he does change trainer, he has a shot at beating Bivol.”