Bivol will be supported by the winner of the Olympic Games 2020, the ex-champion and the son of a legend


On November 5, at the Etihad Arena in Dubai (UAE), Russian Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) playing for Kyrgyzstan will defend his WBA Super belt against mandatory challenger Mexican Gilberto Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs).


Earlier, the show’s promoter Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) officially announced that two more title fights would be held as the opening act:

  • – Shavkatjon Rakhimov (16-0-1, 13 KOs) from Tajikistan and Briton Zelfa Barrett (28-1, 16 KOs) will play for the suddenly vacated IBF title in the second featherweight division;
  • – and the owner of all belts in the welterweight American Jessica McCaskill (12-2, 5 KOs) will fight with the unified champion in the division below the British Shantel Cameron (16-0, 8 KOs).

It became known that brothers Galal (2-0, 2 KOs) and Khalid Yafai (26-1, 15 KOs) from Britain will perform on the undercard for Bivol and Ramirez:

  • – Olympic champion Tokyo (2020, Japan) Galal in the flyweight limit will fight with the Mexican Gohan Rodriguez (12-1-1, 1 KO);
  • – Khalid’s opponent, who has not entered the ring for a long time in the second flyweight division, is still unknown. Apparently, he will fight a category higher.

Also within the framework of the show, British lightweight Campbell Hatton (8-0, 2 KOs), the son of the legendary British champion Ricky Hatton, will have his ninth professional fight. The name of his opponent has also not yet been announced.

The father of the prospect recently turned 44 years old, but the holiday was not a success: “It was my f*cking birthday.” In the summer, Campbell told a funny story about his father: he knocked his son down, and such – “just don’t tell mom!”