Boxing: Gallo Estrada backs Canelo Alvarez to bounce back

Saul Canelo Alvarez doesn’t lose often, so his defeat to Dmitry Bivol would have been a bitter blow.

But Franciso Gallo Estrada believes the Mexican will bounce back and return to the very top of boxing once more.

“Without a doubt, Canelo will bounce back,” Gallo Estrada told IZQUIERDAZO in an interview. “We already know that his weight isn’t 175 pounds.

“It’s better for him to go down to 168 pounds, which is where he is the champ.

“I don’t think anybody can beat him down there, really.”

Bivol defeat came as a surprise

Canelo was widely tipped to beat Bivol ahead of their bout, but the Mexican was unable to get the better of his opponent.

“To be honest, it surprised me,” Gallo said. “I was surprised, I hadn’t seen Bivol box before.

“But the truth is that he fought very well. He was strategic and the weight of Bivol made a difference.

“He [Canelo] is a great fighter with a lot of technique. He’s also strong, and his discipline has brought him a long way.”