WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0 11 KOs) made it clear at his latest online press conference that he is extremely interested in a unification match with IBF champion, WBC Artur Beterbiev (15-0 15 KOs). Specifically, he said:
“I would like to fight with Beterbiev. I think he wants that too. It would be a great fight. I would like this fight to take place in St. Petersburg.”
However, in order for this fight to take place, you need to solve some network problems. So, Beterbiev has certain obligations to ESPN due to his advertising contract with Top Rank, and Bivol collaborates with the streaming service DAZN.
Dmitry Bivol last entered the ring in October last year, when he defeated Lenin Castillo by decision in 12 rounds. He is expected to hold his next fight later this year, but details of the fight have not been disclosed.
Arthur Beterbiev, like Bivol, last fought in the ring in October 2019, when he knocked out the undefeated Alexander Gvozdik. This allowed him to combine the IBF and WBC belts. The Russian puncher is expected to defend his title this December against Adam Dines.