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Dmitry Bivol To Return in Early 2021, Hopes For Beterbiev Next Year

The World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol will have his next fight in early 2021 in Russia or the United States, according to statements made by the athlete's manager, Vadim Kornilov, to TASS.

"The fight is planned for early next year in the United States or Russia, but there is no specific information yet, because there are many obstacles and difficulties associated with the situation in the world," Kornilov said.

Bivol has been out of the ring since October of 2019, when he defeated Dominican contender Lenin Castillo by unanimous decision to raise his undefeated record to 17 victories (11 by knockout).

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After his next fight, Bivol is hoping to secure a unification fight with his countryman, World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev.

“The fight against Beterbiev is of course interesting to us. We are considering it. But right now Beterbiev and Bivol are planning to have one fight each, and then a unification fight will be discussed,” Kornilov said.

Beterbiev is scheduled to fight against German contender Adam Deines on December 11 in Moscow.

The undefeated puncher has been away from the ring since last October, when he stopped Oleksandr Gvozdyk to unify the WBC, IBF titles. Beterbiev has an undefeated record of 15-0 - and every opponent has been stopped inside the distance.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Rick Taylor on 10-16-2020

[QUOTE=iNixus;20814494]Go say that to gvozdyk who couldnt hurt him[/QUOTE] but two inexperienced bums managed it.

Comment by iNixus on 10-16-2020

[QUOTE=Rick Taylor;20813585]beterbiev has a suspect chin[/QUOTE] Go say that to gvozdyk who couldnt hurt him

Comment by Divine Hammer on 10-16-2020

bivol has a enough boxing ability and speed to make this interesting. i think beterbiev is too much and will win by devastating KO. also bivol has called out canelo many times to fight at 168 or 175. but canelo…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 10-16-2020

Lovin it. That's two interviews in a row where he's mentioned King Artur and, coincidentally, it comes hot on the heels of me having a pop at Bivol for not 'going there'. It feels good to know Bivol is reading…

Comment by Kiowhatta on 10-16-2020

This is the fight that the fight fans want to see as these guys are the cream of the crop in a stacked division with lots of talent. Beterbiev needs to take this fight by the end of next year…

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