WBC, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion (up to 79.4 kg) Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) would like Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) to hold the WBA Super title in the same category ) not only talked about the desire to fight him for the title of absolute champion, but also did something for this.
“Bivol only says he wants to fight me, but does nothing. The same Joe Smith and Gvozdyk said they wanted to fight me, and went out to fight. Bivol wants to fight only in words. But you can’t say the same thing for 10 years and not fight,” Beterbiev said.
“During the time he talks about wanting to fight me, I won two more titles, taking them away from other world champions. They went out to fight, and he… I don’t know what he’s thinking. For me, the fight with Bivol is really important. But if it doesn’t take place, I won’t cry, ”Arthur assured.
Recall that today in London Beterbiev will hold a mandatory defense of his titles against Briton Anthony Yarde.
Earlier, Bivol spoke about the weaknesses of Beterbiev, and Bob Arum answered the question if their fight could take place this year.