Dmitry Bivol defied the odds on Saturday night after he beat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to become WBA light heavyweight champion.
The Russian pulled off a major upset, winning in the 12th round via a unanimous decision from the three judges at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 31-year-old admitted after the fight that he was suffering the after effects of the bout, claiming he was unable to even lift his belts.
“Of course I got hurt. I can’t hold my arms, I can’t hold my belts. I expected this, because I saw his fight with Caleb Planyou,” Bivol told Fight Hub TV.
“Canelo hits very hard, I think everyone saw it, every time he attacked he did it very hard”.