WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol is motivated to become the undisputed beltholder at 175-pounds.

Next month at the Hulu Theater of Madison Square Garden in New York City, Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith will collide in WBC, WBA, WBO three belt unification showdown.

Bivol made a major statement last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, when he outboxed pound-for-pound great Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez over twelve rounds to secure a dominant unanimous decision win.

Bivol, who already holds a points victory over Smith, believes his countryman will be victorious in the upcoming unification. 

“First of all, it’s an interesting fight. [Beterbiev] has more chance [to win]: he has more power and boxing skills, [he's] a little better than Smith. He has much more fights in the amateurs which makes you more skilled, to give you more experience. Joe Smith still how the power and a big heart. It’s an interesting fight,” Bivol told the DAZN Boxing Show.

One of the main career goals for Bivol is to clean out his weight class before chasing after other world titles. 

“Of course I want to fight the winner of this fight,” Bivol said.

Right now Bivol is waiting to obtain an answer from Canelo - regarding the immediate rematch clause in their bout agreement.

After suffering only the second loss of his career, Canelo vowed to face Bivol in a rematch. The Mexican star was already scheduled to face Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy fight in September.

But, at the post-fight press conference Canelo was noncommittal regarding his plan for September - on whether he will face Golovkin for a third time or rematch Bivol.