The holder of the title of “super champion” of the world according to the WBA in light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) Russian Dmitry Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) in
interview YouTube channel “Ushatayka” spoke about the weaknesses of the unified champion from Canada Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs). Dmitry also responded to the reporter’s request to respond to Arthur’s desire to fight him.
Recall that Beterbiev will enter the ring this weekend. His opponent is British mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde. Bivol plans to fight next in the spring.
– You said at a press conference that every boxer has strengths and weaknesses, you cited the example of Artur Beterbiev, named his strengths. Can you name the obvious weak side of Arthur?
Well, not obviously weak. Well, maybe he hits hard, but sometimes he misses some punches.
- Hearn: “Beterbiev is a fucking animal!”
Did you notice during the fight?
– Well, I noticed, yes. That is, sometimes it catches some blows. He presses well, he has advantages, yes. Maybe when you hit hard, you don’t have that high speed. That is, he has a strong blow, but not such a high speed, for example.
“Arthur said not long ago that he needed Bivol. Maybe you would also like to give your response to him?
“It makes no sense for me to give him a response. That is, it is more of an organizational moment. I have known for a long time that he wants this fight. And I want this fight, but now I have to say something to him, to challenge him – it somehow makes no sense, to be honest. Because no matter how we challenge each other, without a person, without some organization that wants to buy this fight, wants to organize this fight, to agree – we will continue to simply challenge each other. There needs to be some kind of organization.