– It would be a shame to cross out or label the fight between Canelo and Bivol, so I am very glad that this fight will take place and that both rivals will be able to show in the ring that boxing is much higher than politics,” Suleiman quotes with reference to the Spanish newspaper Marca. – This is a sensitive issue due to of what is happening, but we also declare that the boxers are not to blame for anything.

Despite some calls to cancel the fight scheduled for April 7, the World Boxing Association (WBA) also officially confirmed that the WBA light heavyweight title belonging to Bivol will be at stake in this fight, as previously planned. Any other decision would be an unfair punishment for both boxers.