Earth Boxing Affiliation (WBA) lightweight heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol is concentrating on a 2022 unification showdown with unified Surroundings Boxing Council (WBC) and the Worldwide Boxing Federation (IBF) Artur Beterbiev.
On December 11 in Russia, Bivol dominated compatriot Umar Salamov in a twelve spherical bout to safe a lopsided unanimous resolution.
On December 17 in Canada, Beterbiev will defend his titles in a compulsory battle towards after-crushed challenger Marcus Browne.
Beterbiev, actually ought to he earn, can be looking out for a serious fight within the coming yr.
In accordance to Bivol, there’s a superb probability the 2 of them might collide within the spring if a provide will be reached involving their groups.
“Of sophistication [I want to fight Beterbiev], this battle might happen [in the spring]. I’m all set for main challenges, we had been ready to battle any of the champions to get one other title. If the battle with Beterbiev is organized, it is going to be improbable,” Bivol suggested Tass.
“I need to want Artur wonderful luck within the battle with Marcus Browne, after which we’ll see what is going to occur.”
Equally Beterbiev and Bivol have been inactive within the final couple of many years.
Bivol (19-, 11 KOs) defeated Lenin Castillo in October 2019, however didn’t battle as soon as once more proper up till Might of this 12 months, when he defeated Craig Richards.
For his part, Beterbiev (16-, 16 KOs) additionally noticed movement in Oct 2019 when he stopped Oleksandr Gvozdyk to unify the IBF, WBC titles. However, then he did not see movement till March of this calendar yr, when he picked up a stoppage achieve over Adam Deines.
Beterbiev wish to facial space Bivol, however there’s additionally the answer of combating the winner of future month’s battle amongst WBO winner Joe Smith and challenger Callum Johnson.