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Photos: Isaac Chilemba Putting in Work For Dmitry Bivol Shot

WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) of St. Petersburg, Russia will make his third title defense against light heavyweight contender Isaac "Golden Boy" Chilemba (25-5-2, 10 KOs) of Blantyre, Malawi as the co-main event on the Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev vs. Eleider "Storm" Alvarez card at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, August 4. (photos by Ed Keenan).

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The event will be presented by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and World of Boxing. The doubleheader will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Bivol, 27, made his professional debut in 2014 with six straight knockouts. In 2016, he defeated Felix Valera to secure the Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title. After the retirement of Andre Ward in September of last year, the WBA elevated Dmitry to WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion.

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In November 2017, he made his first successful title defense against Trent Broadhurst in Monte Carlo with a first round knockout. In March at Madison Square Garden, Bivol handed Sullivan Barrera his second defeat and first career knock out loss with a thrilling 12th round stoppage. This will Bivol's first fight in Atlantic City and mark his third appearance on HBO®.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MulaKO on 07-26-2018

I think Chilemba will have a long fughin night with Bivol’s style He does not do well fighting a pressure fighter , which Bivol will be on him like a fly on chit And to make things worst , his…

Comment by Kiowhatta on 07-26-2018

Eleider Alvarez has to be close to the longest reigning #1 contender in history without getting a shot at the title. As for Chilemba, he has quite an impressive resume, with Bellew (x2), Vasily Lepikhin(W, D12), Alvarez (L, D12), Kovalev…

Comment by richardt on 07-25-2018

Guess what? Chilemba used to be a child actor named Webster! LOL. Looks just like him!! [url]https://www.google.com/search?q=child+actor+webster&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi72sOB1LrcAhUBuVMKHbM0D0YQ_AUICigB&biw=1661&bih=923#imgrc=o8IIezU4EX-O_M:&spf=1532535609383[/url]

Comment by mdrosnock on 07-25-2018

Is Roy training him full time now? He was in his corner for the Gvozdyk fight.

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