How to Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol: Skip the PPV

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Quick Guide: How to Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol and Skip the PPV

Canelo Alvarez is on a mission to cement himself as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time. On Saturday, May 7, the Mexican boxer takes on the undefeated Dmitry Bivol for the WBA Light Heavyweight Title. The fight card begins at 8 p.m. ET, and the main event fighters will make their walk at 11 p.m. ET.

DAZN will be carrying the fight across 200 countries, but only the United States and Canada are charging a $59.99 pay-per-view fee. In most other countries, the fight’s included in the cost of your regular DAZN subscription. Let’s say you’re in the United States and want to access your home country’s DAZN stream of Canelo v. Bivol and skip the PPV. How do you do it?

Here’s a quick guide on how a VPN can help you watch the match:

  1. Sign up and register for a VPN. We recommend NordVPN for live sports like boxing.
  2. Download the VPN software onto your preferred streaming device.
  3. Log in to the VPN. Use the credentials you created at sign-up.
  4. Connect to a server where your DAZN account was set up. If you got your subscription in the UK, just connect to a server in London or Manchester. If you have a German account, you can use Berlin or Munich.
  5. Head over to DAZN and find your stream of the Canelo v. Bivol fight! If your account is based outside the US, enjoy skipping the PPV!

We weren’t able to successfully set up a foreign DAZN account through a VPN. However, if you have an active US account, we can still show you how to skip the PPV fee! Check out the rest of the article for more information on how you can pay less to stream Canelo vs. Bivol, including some free international streams.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez aims to win another world boxing title this weekend as he takes on the undefeated Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight belt. The fight card goes down on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event fighters are expected to make the walk to the ring at 11 PM ET.

There is palpable excitement surrounding this fight, as many believe this is the toughest match-up in Canelo’s legendary boxing career. Global streaming service DAZN will carry the Canelo vs. Bivol fight across 200 countries, but how much you pay to watch the fight will vary based on where you are located.

Boxing fans in the US and Canada have to pay a PPV fee, while the UK and many European DAZN subscribers get the fight included in their regular subscriptions.

Luckily, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help you access your version of DAZN from anywhere in the world. It’s the perfect tool to connect you to your regular stream, or help you find a great bargain to watch Canelo vs. Bivol. We’ll show you how below.

How to Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol on DAZN from Anywhere

DAZN has positioned itself as a global boxing-focused sports streaming service, and will carry the Canelo v. Bivol fight in over 200 countries. To watch the fight on DAZN, you’ll first need a valid subscription. The subscription cost varies based on where you are located in the world. We’ll compare North America and the United Kingdom.

Boxing fans in the US and Canada will have to pay a hefty $59.99 to order the DAZN PPV, plus the usual $19.99 subscription cost. Whereas, fans in the UK can watch the fight with their regular DAZN subscription, which costs £7.99 ($10).

However, if you’re traveling outside of your country, you may not be able to access your region-based subscription. So UK travelers in the US could end up having to pay for an entirely different subscription, plus the PPV.

Streaming services determine your location by checking your IP address. A VPN can change your IP address by re-routing your internet traffic through a server located in the country of your stream. This way you can easily access your regular stream from anywhere in the world.

Below is an easy step-by-step guide to watching the Canelo v. Bivol match with a VPN.

Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol from Anywhere with a VPN

  1. Find a solid VPN for sports streaming. We recommend NordVPN. They have high-end connection speeds, security, and global server options.
  2. Sign up and register for a NordVPN account.
  3. Download the VPN app onto your streaming device. NordVPN offers its software on a wide range of devices, including mobile devices and SmartTVs. You can follow the easy instructions on their website to set it up.
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  5. Log in to the VPN with the credentials you created at step 2.
  6. Connect to a server where your DAZN account was set up. If you got your subscription in the UK, just connect to a server in London or Manchester. If you have a German account, you can use Berlin or Munich. There are plenty of American servers to choose from as well.
  7. Go to the DAZN website and log in to your DAZN account.
  8. Find the stream and enjoy the fight! If you set up your account outside the US, enjoy skipping the PPV!

Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol: How to Skip the PPV

DAZN is the official streaming partner of the Canelo v. Bivol fight in almost every part of the world, apart from Mexico and Latin America. However, this doesn’t mean that the fight costs the same everywhere. If you’re in the United States or Canada, you will have to purchase the PPV for $59.99. The monthly subscription cost is $19.99, which means you’ll be paying $79.98 to stream the fight.

We’ve compiled a list that compares the costs of streaming the Canelo vs. Bivol fight in some regions:

United StatesDAZN$19.99 per month + $59.99Yes
CanadaDAZN19.99 (CA$) per month + 59.99 (CA$)Yes
GermanyDAZN€24.99 a month ($26 USD)No
United KingdomDAZN£7.99 ($10 USD)No
AustraliaDAZN$13.99 AUD ($10 USD)No
PolandDAZN39 zl ($9 USD)No
IndiaDAZNINR 69 ($0.91 USD)No

Luckily, fans outside of the US and Canada can watch the boxing match with just their regular subscription. If you’re based in places like Australia, India, or UK, this works out to be substantially cheaper than North America. DAZN’s monthly subscription costs approximately $10 in Australia and UK, and less than a dollar in India.

Unfortunately, DAZN doesn’t make it easy to get incredible international deals on subscriptions. To set up an account, you’ll need some form of local payment. In Germany, even after paying with a gift card, we had to provide proof of age to watch violent sports like MMA or boxing — which required a scan of your local ID.

While nabbing that $1 India subscription price will be tough, we did have luck accessing different versions of DAZN with NordVPN. For example, if you set your account up in the US, and it’s active, you can switch to the UK or EU version of the service to skip the pay-per-view fee.

Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol for Free (Possibly)

If you’re looking to watch the fight at no cost, a few international streamers could be carrying the fight for free. You’ll have to connect to servers in Mexico or Indonesia, instead of the US, in Step 6 of the guide. Currently, the sites mentioned below have not officially announced that they will be streaming the fight. However, they have carried high-profile boxing matches in the past, so it’s worth giving it a shot.

Azteca TV (Mexico)

Canelo Alvarez is currently the most popular active Mexican athlete, and his home-country provider Azteca TV usually live streams all his boxing matches. Since the website can only be accessed from within Mexico, you’ll need to get a Mexican IP address.

While we cannot find any confirmation that Azteca will offer a free stream of the fight, it has promoted a few live events leading up to the fight such as the fighters’ press conference on May 5, which is a promising sign.

Indosiar TV (Indonesia)

Another popular option for fight fans is the Indonesian live player, Indosiar, which is a live stream of local Indonesian TV. There’s no confirmation they’ll be streaming the fight for free either, but this is usually how Indosiar works. It’s definitely worth connecting to an Indonesian server and checking it out.

Unofficial streams

A third option for fans who are open to venturing deeper on the web is to look for free live sport streams on Reddit or other similar platforms. However, be warned that they may carry illegal or pirated broadcasts, which we do not support. When checking out all your options available online, especially those with questionable security, we recommend using a VPN like NordVPN. It offers anonymity, strong encryption, and keeps no user activity logs.

You can also check out our guide on the top 25 best free sports streaming sites. For boxing fans, we have a dedicated list containing the top boxing streaming sites for 2022.

Can I Watch Canelo vs. Bivol with a Free VPN?

It is only natural to wonder if a free VPN can help you catch the Canelo vs. Bivol fight. Unfortunately, even the best free VPNs have a few crucial drawbacks, which is why we do not recommend them for streaming sports. We’ve listed some of their limitations below:

  • Poor connection speeds. Championship boxing deserves to be viewed at the highest quality, with no drops in the stream or buffering issues. Due to their slow connection speeds, free VPNs are an unreliable option to stream high-action sports.
  • Limited Global Servers. Free VPNs usually have their servers concentrated in a single country or region. This limits the number of streams you can access. If you’re trying to look for a good deal on DAZN in India, or Aztec TV in Mexico, you’ll need a VPN with a wide variety of server options.
  • Daily Data Limits. A boxing fight card can easily last upwards of four hours. As live-streaming guzzles a large amount of data, you’ll need a VPN that does not impose data limits. Free VPNs once again let us down on this front as they usually have daily caps, which can be as low as 500 MB.

Canelo vs. Bivol: What to Expect

Canelo Alvarez steps up to a heavier weight class as he aims to win the WBA light heavyweight belt. The legendary fighter became the first boxer in history to become the undisputed champion at super middleweight, after his dominant win over Caleb Plant in his last fight. This isn’t the first time that Canelo has fought at 175 lbs. The Mexican superstar defeated Sergey Kovalev in 2019 to win the WBO light heavyweight belt.

Across from Canelo stands the undefeated Dmitry Bivol, who has held the WBA light heavyweight title since 2019. Bivol is certainly the bigger fighter, and many pundits believe he could pose the biggest threat to Canelo since Floyd Mayweather. Regardless, DraftKings has Canelo as the favorite at -475, while Bivol is a +350 underdog.

A victory for Canelo could be huge, and set up a potential third fight against Gennady Golovkin. A win for Bivol is sure to shock the whole boxing world, but some hardcore fans believe it is a real possibility.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol Full Undercard

The full undercard for Saturday night is listed below.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry BivolWBA Light HeavyweightTitle
Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei ZhangHeavyweight
Montana Love vs. Gabriel Gollaz ValenzuelJunior Welterweight
Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian GomezSuper Lightweight
Alexis Espino vs. Aaron SilvaMiddleweights
Pedro Vicente Scharbaai vs. Marc CastroLightweight
Elnur Abduraimov vs. Manuel CorreaJunior Lightweight
Ricardo Valdovinos vs. Fernando Angel MolinaJunior Lightweight
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