By Ken Hisner: After a undefeated WBA Super World Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry (Dmitrii) Bivol won and considered the pound-for-pound No. 1 boxer IBF, WBA, WBC, and IBF World Super Middleweight Championship Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in May of this year you will like. thought will replace him in this place.
Alvarez is on a sixteen-fight winning streak since losing to WBA World Super Welterweight and WBC World Super Welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., 44-0. Scores were 117-111, 115-112, and 114-114.
Speaking of a 44-0 record, Bivol defends his title against former WBO Super Middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, 44-0, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi this Saturday, November 5th.
Bivol was the interim WBA World Light Heavyweight champion when he won the WBA world title in November 2017, defeating Trent Broadhurst of Australia, 20-1, in Monte Carlo.
It was Bivol’s eighth defense against Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. All three judges have it 115-113. Most reports like mine say a little less, like 116-112, and it’s not the most entertaining fight, so who knows if a rematch is in order if Bivol beats Ramirez. If Ramirez wins, Alvarez says he won’t fight Latinos anymore, so he’ll let him go.
Bivol said that with a victory over Ramirez next, if Canelo doesn’t fight again, it could be the Russian-born WBC, WBO, and IBF World Heavyweight Champion Artur Beterbiev, 18-0 (18), in the unification match that he fought from Montreal. , Quebec, Canada, and is considered one of the toughest in boxing. In June, he combined his two titles, stopping WBO champion Joe Smith, Jr., 28-3, in two rounds.
If Bivol adds Ramirez and Beterbiev to his list of victories, it would be hard to imagine him not being considered the pound-for-pound No. 1 in boxing. My question is, why wait to give him this honor now? Of course, the winner of his fight with Ramirez should be considered for this place.
Bivol was born in Tokmak, Kyrgyzstan, in December 1990 and lives in Indio, California and is managed by Russian Vadim Kornilov, who lives in LA Promoted by Andrey Ryabinsky of World Boxing since 2014 and Gennady Mashianov trained since 2010 in the actors. .
It is reported that Bivol’s personal record was 90-11, where he fought from Russia and won the Russian Championship in 2014. In November of that year, he turned professional, he is now 20-0 with 11 stoppages His first three fights were in Russia before his American debut, where he won the WBC Silver and defeated Felipe Romero, 19-8-1, in Costa Mesa, CA.
In Bivol’s next fight, he won the WBA Inter-Continental title by stopping Jackson Dos Santos, 17-4, in Russia. He added that the interim WBA world title was defeated by Felix Valera 13-0 in Russia in May 2016. He defended the title twice, winning two non-title titles. His last eight fights have all been decision wins, with eight defeats to Latinos.
Executive Director Bob Arum and Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya are picking Ramirez to beat Bivol.