British promoter Eddie Hearn already has a clear plan for Russian WBA Super light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs).
According to the functionary, Bivol should return to the ring in the second half of spring, and his opponent is likely to be another ward of Hearn, undefeated British representative Joshua Buatsi (16-0, 13 KOs).
“Bivol will fight around the same time as (Canelo) Alvarez, in April-May,” Hearn said. – I would like Joshua Buatsi to become his opponent. If he beats Buatsi, he will fight (in a rematch) with Canelo Alvarez (in September). If Buatsi wins against Bivol, then he might be the one to fight Canelo.”
We add that Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) is expected to face another British boxer, the holder of the “interim” WBO middleweight title (up to 76.2 kg) John Ryder (31-5, 17 KOs). At the same time, it is possible that the fight will take place in Foggy Albion.
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