Former two division champion and ESPN analyst Timothy Bradley is backing Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to score a stoppage win over WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.

Canelo will challenge the undefeated Bivol on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Mexican star has captured world titles at junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight.

He is currently the undisputed world champion at 168-pounds.

Canelo previously fought at 175 in 2019, when he moved up and stopped Sergey Kovalev to capture the WBO title. Afterwards, Canelo vacated the belt and dropped down in weight.

Kovalev was certainly past his best when the fight took place - and contest was close until the end.

Bivol is younger, in his prime, and regarded as a better fighter than the version of Kovalev who fought Canelo.

Bradley expects Bivol to secure an early lead in the bout, but he believes Canelo will eventually make adjustments and secure a stoppage in the late rounds.

"This fight will be relatively easy for Bivol initially, as he will get off to an early lead because of his activity. The fourth round will be a turning point as Alvarez will find a way past the jab of Bivol and begin to land hellacious counters to his body. This will be Alvarez's second phase of his breakdown, as the first phase is his steady pressure and presence. Then it will boil down to strength, experience, endurance, will and courage," Bradley told ESPN.

"Bivol has a chance, but it will be his choice to dig deep. However, Alvarez has brute force and domination inside the ring. His ego is guarded with a shield of invincibility. Respect and adding to his legacy is what he is after, by any means necessary. Alvarez will be forced to go to greater heights, but he will take the win by stoppage. TKO victory for Alvarez in Round 10 or 11."