The boxing legend was ringside last week as the Mexican great suffered a surprise defeat in Las Vegas and felt that Canelo's failure to use his jab was a big reason behind the loss.
Tyson said: "I just think if Canelo was using his jab effectively, hard, Bivol wouldn't have been able to come in. The guy was coming in because he wasn't worried about Canelo's jab. So he got more aggressive, he got brave.
"If he's not jabbing, he has no defence. If he's not gonna jab, the guy's gonna walk right in on him like he did. When Bivol was jabbing, Canelo should have been moving, slipping the jab, anticipating the combination. If he was slipping the jab, the guy wouldn't throw the combination."
Tyson also feels that Canelo's team picked up on the lack of jab and believes things may have been different if the Mexican changed his approach.
He recalled: "I was discussing with my wife [saying], 'He’s not using his jab,' then the next round I saw him using his jab so his corner must’ve been telling him the same thing. I believe if he used his jab it would’ve been a different fight."
The loss was only the second of Canelo's glittering career and he is targeting a rematch after feeling hard done by following the bout.
He said: "Yes we want the rematch and we want to do much better in the rematch.
"I feel that often judges score things that perhaps they shouldn't, for example I was blocking shots and I was rolling punches, and I think sometimes that's where the mistake may have been made."