In an uncomplicated victory, WBA gentle heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (19-, 11 KOs) piled up an early lead after which cruised to a lopsided 12 spherical unanimous conclusion win round an extra than-matched Umar Salamov (26-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night on the
Uralets Enviornment in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The judges scored it as follows:
Boxing 247 scored it for Bivol 119-109. Salamov fought properly enough to should have one explicit spherical, however even that was pushing it primarily as a result of he was powerless and ineffective.
Salamov, 27, skilled nothing in any respect to current, plodding ahead the entire fight, having jabs from Bivol and at occasions throwing wild looping pictures with small electrical energy on them.
Bivol, 30, developed up an enormous lead by means of the first 9 rounds guiding his efficient jab after which allow his foot off the gasoline pedal and cruised the earlier three rounds to a in depth victory about Salamov.
The victory for the Russian Bivol was his sixth consecutive safety of his Whole world Boxing Affiliation and certainly one of his least entertaining. Bivol fought like he was deliberately combating in initially gear the general wrestle, incomes the lowkey wrestle snooze-inducing.
Opposite to his fellow Russian IBF/WBC gentle heavyweight winner Artur Beterbiev, Bivol doesn’t try and score knockouts to entertain the fanatics.
Had this been Beterbiev in there tonight, he would have been all about Salamov, hitting him as difficult as doable each single spherical in search of to entertain his boxing admirers and get him out of there.
Salamov didn’t have the electrical energy to offer Bivol any challenges. The one optimistic element that Salamov did was maintain his guard up all evening time to dam the fairly a couple of jabs that Bivol was throwing down the pipe.
Bivol will very probably stick with it having it uncomplicated with weak opposition like Salamov because of the reality if he can dangle onto his WBA title, he’ll in all probability get an enormous lifestyle-changing payday wrestle in opposition to Canelo wherein he’ll make tens of thousands and thousands.
Canelo is predicted to come back right down to 175 to go following the champions within the division simply after he faces WBC cruiserweight winner Ilunga Makabu subsequent Would possibly. If Bivol even now has the WBA title in his possession, he’ll doable be the very first objective for Canelo.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is raring to aim and arrange a battle amongst his fighter #2 WBA Joshua Buatsi and Bivol. However, with the revenue Bivol could make combating Canelo, it’s only obvious that he’ll keep away from defending versus the dangerous-punching Buatsi just like the plague.
If Bivol can get a battle in opposition to Canelo, he may stroll away with a fortune, and it will not make a distinction if he loses. Because the stating goes, Bivol will cry all the way in which to the lender.
With that acknowledged, if Bivol fights the way in which he did tonight versus Salamov, Canelo will merely beat. Bivol has to do further than toss jabs all evening to beat a star like Canelo given that the judges will filter that out and focus on the vitality photos the Mexican star is throwing.