Bivol – Beterbiev. The promoter named a clear favorite


In the event that the Russian “super champion” WBA in light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 17 KOs) nevertheless enters the ring against compatriot Artur Betebiev (17-0, 17 KOs), who now holds the WBC and IBF titles, and on June 18 he will have a unification fight against the American WBO champion Joe Smith, it is Bivol who will be the favorite, and an obvious one.

This opinion is shared by British promoter Eddie Hearn, based on Dmitry’s victorious fight against Canelo Alvarez in early May.

“After such a performance (like against Alvarez), I would say that Bivol is a big favorite against Beterbiev, to be honest,” Hearn told
DAZN. “Overall, it’s a great fight. Let’s see how Beterbiev does with Joe Smith, but this performance from Bivol (against Alvarez) was incredible.”

Bivol already has an opponent, we are waiting for the official decision of the WBA – De La Hoya