Promoter: “Bivol is No. 1 in the P4P rating and the king of light heavyweight”


Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) I am sure that the WBA Super light heavyweight champion Russian Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) is the new leader in the ranking of the best boxers in the world, regardless of weight categories.

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voiced all variants of the Russian: “As for me, he is No. 1 in R4R. And now he has two top options. The first is a rematch with Canelo Alvarez. At what weight can it take place? See what’s the matter here. Saul doesn’t want to look like he’s trying to change the rules as the game progresses and force a fight at his weight. Bivol also has its pros and cons. It is not known whether he can make the 76.2 kg limit, as he has not done it for a long time. But he’s interested in legacy, and Alvarez has all the division titles at super middleweight. This means that I first need to discuss everything personally with Canelo and Bivol.

Hearn previously revealed that Beterbiev would not be able to fight Bivol until mid-2023. Therefore, the promoter, just in case, prepared a couple more options: “Joshua Buatsi is ready to fight Bivol. We also have Callum Smith. Frankly, I would really like to bring them into a cabal, but they both want to fight for the title too much. It’s up to Bivola, as he is now the king of the light heavyweight division. I agree that Buatsi has not reached the peak yet. And in a fight with Bivol, he would be an underdog. But, as for me, any boxer will be an underdog with Bivol.

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