Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol (BEE-vol, Russian: Дмитрий Юрьевич Бивол; born 18 December 1990) is a Russian professional boxer who has held the WBA light-heavyweight title since 2017.As an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2013 World Combat Games in the 81 kg weight category. Also he seems to have nice counters. The highly skilled Russian has dominated one opponent after another, including Sullivan Barrera, Issac Chilemba, Jean Pascal and Joe Smith Jr. in succession in 2018 and last year. The 29-year-old Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs), meanwhile, is fast approaching a year out of the ring after taking all three scorecards against Dominican challenger Gilbert Lenin Castillo in a successful defence of his WBA light-heavyweight strap on Oct. 12. The Honduran-American had a strong career before turning pro, though. Published On Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:57 PM EST The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee notified today the teams behind Swedish-American Badou Jack, WBA 'regular' light heavyweight champion, and Russian Dmitry Bivol, who is the interim-champion of the division, that they must go to purse bids on September 25. By Random Hits. I strongly believe that Dmitry Bivol at super middleweight is the toughest test for Canelo.”, Said Andrei Ryabinsky, head of the Russian promotional firm World of Boxing, “Dmitry wants to fight the best, and Canelo is all the way at the top of that list right now. Sherdog.com is a property of Mandatory Media, LLC, monitoring_string = "5200e30beed193e5fe31f8bccc2bdcbf". Saunders apparently hasn’t been eliminated as a potential opponent but he was suspended by British authorities for joking about domestic abuse on social media, which could cost him his dream fight. His team issued a press release Wednesday pushing the notion that he would be an ideal candidate. My team understands that unlike many other opponents, my goal is not the payday but to face the best in boxing today. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. “I will check it on Saturday. “However, I don’t know how much truth there is to this. that's completely redundant mumbo jumbo, and pathetically dwarfs the concept of world champion by a lot. Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol is a Russian professional boxer who has held the WBA light-heavyweight title since 2017. “I’ve said now for over a year that I’m ready, willing, and able to move down to super middleweight and fight Canelo,” said Bivol. However, on August 12, Cleverly was granted a special permit to face Jack on the condition that the winner would have to fight the Russian boxer. ET; undercard 7:30 p.m ET / 4:30 p.m. PT, At stake: Lomachenko’s WBA, WBC and WBO, and Lopez’s IBF titles, Current titles: WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight, Overall titles: WBO featherweight (2014-16); WBO junior lightweight (2016-18); WBA and WBO lightweight (2018-present); WBC lightweight (2019-present), Home country: Ukraine (Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi). No, both are called freedom of stupidity. When: Saturday, Oct. 17, Start time: Featured fights 10 p.m. 135.7k Followers, 400 Following, 672 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Dmitry Bivol (@bivol_d) ). EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Where do you rank Lopez among the opponents you’ve faced? Very European style with a clean jab and right cross. I don't see the difference that have a WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO, and all are called world champions at the same sport at the same time?
People have the right to be stupid, what can you do. “I have been training throughout the COVID-19 crisis and have watched on social media that Canelo has as well.”, “I know that my team and Golden Boy Promotions have discussed this option, and we are willing to make the fight on very reasonable financial terms. ET / 7 p.m. Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by MMALOPEZ, Sep 14, 2017. https://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2020/04/dmitry-bivol-pitches-himself-as-ideal-candidate-to-face-canelo-alvarez, Demetrius Andrade to face Dusty Harrison on Jacobs-Rosado card. I don’t know,” he said. Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs) doesn’t have the name recognition Alvarez and his team would prefer but, as he and Kornilov said, they wouldn’t have to pay him as much as a more recognizable opponent and he would be perceived as a genuine threat to Alvarez, which has to appeal to the Mexican’s competitive instincts. The boxing wizard from Ukraine, who fights Teofimo Lopez for all four lightweight titles Saturday in Las Vegas, was asked during the final news conference whether more than a full year out of the ring will affect his performance. Meanwhile, Bivol might be the least proven of these guys, but I think his potential is the highest. I’ve got game, too. Of course, Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) would have to want the fight. As long as they're not directly harming someone. That's being said he's a bit of a headhunter and if his first opponent with a pulse is the same Badou Jack who smoked Cleverly he'll just get overwhelmed. Any company or org can have their own champ, or consider someone to be the world champ.

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Everyone talks about the remarkable amateur career of Vasiliy Lomachenko, his other worldly skill set, his off-the-charts ring intelligence. And for good reason: He's considered the best amateur fighter ever and has carried his success into the professional ranks. Remember that Jack earned his title after beating Celeverly by TKO on August 26, while Bivol won the Interim Championship on May 21, 2016, after defeating Felix Valera by unanimous decision and has successfully defended his belt twice. MMA star Cris Cyborg says she wants to box Katie Taylor, Marshall-Rankin fight off after trainer tests positive for COIVD-19, Roy Jones Jr.: I'm ready to 'die' against Mike Tyson, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Dmitry Bivol. This fight will have to happen sooner or later; the fans want to see a fight where Canelo will really be tested.”. That's just freemarket / freedom of thought. “I can answer that question on Saturday.... VASILIY LOMACHENKO Who are the best boxers in each of the original eight weight classes? There isn't anything stopping someone from having their own world title, or considering someone else their world champ separate from another org's. WBA orders Badou Jack to defend against Dmitry Bivol, purse bid set . Bivol has never weighed in at less than 173½, his weight for the Smith in March of last year.
Bivol, the polished 175-pound titleholder from Russia, would be happy to step in. Lopez wasn't able to replicate the amateur career of Lomachenko, who won back-to-back Olympic gold medals and finished with a reported record of 396-1. bad enough they cut the weight classes in half(junior n super), but there are 4-6 "world champions" at the same time in each of those weight classes, it's a poppycock. Dmitry Bivol's team issued a press release Wednesday pushing the notion that he would be an ideal candidate to face Canelo Alvarez. My own issue is with how regional championships are SO redundant even within orgs.

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If we're playing that, might as well say none of this alphabet BS should exist. “I think we just need the ring, the judges and TV,” he said. As an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2013 World Combat Games in the 81 kg weight category. I know I can beat him, and the real rewards will come after this fight.”, Said manager Vadim Kornilov, “We are willing to work out a much more reasonable deal than what was paid to Canelo’s recent opponents to make this fight. And we all know it's the WBA's world champ, or WBC's word champ, or IBO's world champ. Callum Smith, a 168-pound titleholder, also has been mentioned as a potential opponent for Alvarez. He would have to shave off 5½ pounds from that figure to make the supper middleweight limit. It would be great to know if he is ready to fight other top champions in his division that are on the same network and are ready to make a simple and appropriate deal as there are not that many of them. The question is whether Bivol can drop down to 168 pounds – the weight at which they presumably would fight – and be as effective as he has been at 175. It's one thing to have multiple world titles but a WBA super champion and a WBA regular champion is way overboard. He just looks like the complete picture in technique and athleticism and the fact that he's just 26 makes you wonder if he could really rise to the occasion of a big fight. He competed for the native country of his parents – Honduras – in the 2016 Olympics and... Vasiliy Lomachenko generally doesn’t reveal too much when he speaks to the media. If he can move down without significant problems, he could test Alvarez. Should? Sign up for the Boxing Junkie newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. It seems weird that he has a mandatory challenger for a belt that shouldn't exist. Teofimo Lopez Jr.’s response to all that? For Dmitry, it’s more about the opportunity to dethrone one of the very best fighters in the world.”. Please check your email for a confirmation. That's just too early. The purse bids will be held in the WBA offices located in Panama City, Panama, on September 25, and will be directed by the Panamanian Aurelio Fuego, who is part of the WBA Directorate. Thus, the WBA complies with its issued resolutions by calling Jack and Bivol to purse bids. The WBA Championships Committee had ordered negotiations between British Nathan Cleverly, former WBA Light Heavyweight Champion, and Bivol on July 27. VS. TEOFIMO LOPEZ JR. Will fighting without spectators inside the MGM Grand “bubble” impact the fight? As of June 2020, Bivol is ranked as the world's best active light-heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and third by BoxRec and The Ring. “I have heard that DAZN and all other parties involved are supportive of this fight, but whenever the name is brought up to Canelo, he says he would never do it,” Kornilov said. The kid seems to have some pop. The World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee has notified the teams behind Swedish-American Badou Jack, WBA Light Heavyweight Champion, and Russian Dmitry Bivol, Interim Champion of the category that they must go to purse bids on September 25.


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