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Canelo Alvarez underwent insane body transformation as he piled on muscle for light-heavyweight fight against Bivol | The Sun

CANELO ALVAREZ underwent an incredible body transformation before his light-heavyweight fight with Dmitry Bivol earlier this year.

But the Mexican superstar lost to the 175lb Russian in Las Vegas on May 7.



Canelo wass looking to win a world title at light-heavyweight for the second time after he beat WBO champion Sergey Kovalev in 2019.

But defeat meant he was unable to extend his 16-fight unbeaten run and failed to win Bivol's WBA title.

Canelo looked significantly beefier in the photos he took while preparing in the gym.

He movde up from super-middleweight – where he beat Avni Yildirim, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant last year.

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And the seven extra pounds are clearly impacted his frame as he looked bigger during the contest.

Canelo had hoped to fight Gennady Golovkin in a highly-anticipated trilogy fight in September but the loss scuppered that plan.

The pair fought to a controversial draw in 2017 – a contest many felt Golovkin won.

They then rematched the following year and Alvarez took the victory by majority decision.

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Since then Golovkin, 40, and Alvarez, 32, have gone their separate ways – with the Kazakh's trainer Joel Diaz accusing Canelo of waiting for his man to get old.

Golovkin's coach Diaz told Fight Hub TV: "We’ve already seen the first one and the second one.

"If you ask me personally what I think, and you want to hear it without filters, what for? It’s been four years already.

"They waited for him to get old. What for?"

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