WBA light heavyweight champion Dimitry Bivol is looking for a big fight, against a notable name, and he would have no problem with a showdown against Olympic bronze medal winner Joshua Buatsi - and he would even take that fight on UK soil.
Next month at the Manchester Arena, Buatsi (12-0) will face veteran Blake Caparello in a WBA final eliminator.
Bivol (17-0) was in action last week in Chicago, where he dropped a dominated Lenin Castillo over the twelve round distance.
Bivol would love to face the winner of the two upcoming light heavyweight mega-bouts. Later tonight, Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk will clash in a WBC, IBF unification in Philadelphia. And on November 2, Canelo Alvarez will move up by two weight classes to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas.
If Bivol is unable to secure the of either fight, he would be more than happy to travel across the ocean to face Buatsi.
And the fight would not be hard to make, as Bivol and Buatsi are both handled by promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom.
“Yeah, why not [face Buatsi in the UK? It’s a good fight. I know he is famous in the UK. I have been there in the UK and I like UK fans, because they love boxing," Bivol told IFL TV.
“He is a good fighter, a bronze medallist at the Olympic games. If he was mandatory I would give him a chance. If I get the chance to fight for another belt [in a unification] of course I prefer to fight for another belt. Everyone would like to move up and not fight someone like him [without a title] or worse.”