Dmitry Bivol remains confident that he’ll have his shot at all the belts in the light heavyweight division, and he’s willing to wait as long as necessary.
The WBA 175-pound titlist from Russia is wanting to bring together each of the four belts in the division one year from now, potentially against kinsman Artur Beterbiev, who right now holds the WBO, WBA, and IBF titles. Beterbiev has a booked obligatory safeguard against Anthony Yarde on Jan. 28 at OVO Field Wembley in London.
Bivol has over and over clarified that the undisputed battle is his main concern, undeniably more than, say, a rematch with Mexican whiz Canelo Alvarez, whom Bivol crushed recently on focuses. Alvarez, then again, needs to vindicate his misfortune to Bivol, and is wanting to do as such in the fall of the following year. An Alvarez battle would address a significant payday for Bivol — probable a lifelong high — and making it would be generally simple as the two warriors are advanced by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing. However, Bivol has so far ceased from communicating any excessive energy for a rematch.
In a new meeting, Bivol demanded that he would rather not be fastened to Alvarez’s impulses, saying he could think often less about Alvarez’s arrangements for 2023, while expressing he will remain ‘patient’ for his chance to completely bring together the light heavyweight class.
“I couldn’t care less about [Canelo’s plans], frankly,” Bivol told iFLTV. “I would rather not rely upon his ruling against who he needs to battle. I simply need to battle, I need to battle for belt. On the off chance that I don’t get this [unification] battle for [all the] belts, give me another battle and I will show restraint. One day I will get the battle for the belts.”
“I need to battle for belts,” Bivol added. “Who[ever] has belts, I need to battle him. Only one. Enough. Just for belts.”
The 32-year-old Bivol, who hopes to get back to the ring in the spring, will be an intrigued spectator with regards to the result of the impending Beterbiev-Yarde battle. Despite who wins that battle, corporate governmental issues will make it challenging for Bivol to promptly get his desire. Beterbiev is upheld by High level and Yarde is advanced by Queensberry; the heads of the two organizations (Sway Arum and Plain Warren, individually) don’t coexist with Hearn, Bivol’s advertiser, and seldom work with Hearn’s Matchroom on battles.
Of Beterbiev-Yarde, Bivol by the by is fascinated by the matchup, regardless of whether Beterbiev is the reasonable #1.
“Yarde looks strong,” Bivol said.” But of course Beterbiev has much more experience than Yarde, amateur experience and he’s good in pro. He’s strong, too. It’s an interesting fight, but Beterbiev is more experienced, [has] more skills I think.”
Bivol (21-0, 11 KOs) is coming off a unanimous points win over Gilberto Ramirez in a light heavyweight title defense in November.