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Canelo vs Bivol LIVE result: Alvarez suffers first defeat in almost nine years in WBA light-heavyweight title fight

Relive all the action from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

<p>Dmitry Bivol celebrates his victory</p>

Dmitry Bivol celebrates his victory

Canelo Alvarez has been defeated in a unanimous points decision which allowed Dmitry Bivol to retain his WBA light-heavyweight title and maintain his unbeaten record.

Alvarez moved up a divison to the heaviest weight of his career to endure 12 rounds in Las Vegas with the Russian, who joined Floyd Mayweather as the only people to beat the 31-year-old.

Bivol, also 31, landed cleaner and harder shots throughout the night, with Alvarez’s night summed up when he resorted to lifting his opponent during a clinch in the 11th round.

After three tight opening rounds, the Kyrgyz-born boxer began to use his superior height and reach to pepper Alvarez with jabs and largely kept him at bay for the rest of the encounter.

The three judges all handed down scores of 115-113 in favour of Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs).

Alvarez, whose last loss came via majority decision against Mayweather in 2013, said “of course” he wanted a rematch following the defeat, adding: “This doesn’t end like this.” Relive all the action below:

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Thanks for joining our coverage of the fight in Las Vegas on a memorable night as Dmitry Bivol stunned Canelo Alvarez to retain his WBA light-heavyweight title.

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Canelo has confirmed in the ring that he will activate his rematch clause.

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Canelo: “You need to give respect. He’s a great champion. In boxing sometimes you win and lose. Tonight I lost. No excuses.”

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