Coach of the WBC / IBF light heavyweight champion (up to 79.4 kg) Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) Mark Ramsey shared his opinion about the resounding success of the WBA title holder in the same category Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs). KOs) in a duel against the superstar undisputed champion in the division below Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs).
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Noting the strong and competent performance of Dmitry, Mark nevertheless made a allowance for the importance of the size of the boxers.
“Great fight, great planning from his team,” admits Ramsey. – Bivol had the right fight, he was very disciplined in the ring. However, I also think that Canelo has reached the threshold where it is difficult for him to face good big boxers. You can beat a light heavyweight, but beat a top light heavyweight… I don’t know. Size matters”.
“This is not the first time in the history of boxing,” the coach emphasized. – Roberto Duran lost to Thomas Hearns not because Duran was not good, but because Hearns was too big. People also remember how Felix Trinidad lost to Hopkins and Winky Wright. But they forget that at welterweight, Trinidad destroyed everyone. It’s just size that matters.”
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Source: K.O. Artist Sports