Dmitry Bivol is a Russian boxer who has quickly made a name for himself in the sport. He is considered one of the most promising young fighters in the world. And many experts believe that he has the potential to become a champion. This article will take a closer look at Dmitry Bivol’s boxing career and discuss why so many people believe that he has what it takes to be a champion.
As of May 2022, Dmitry is the world’s second-best active boxer, according to many high-level specialized ranking sites like ESPN, BoxRec, and The Ring. With an amazing record of twenty fights, twenty wins, and eleven knockouts, Dmitry is well on his track to the annals of boxing history. Let’s check out his trajectory!
Who Is Dmitry Bivol?
Dmitry Bivol (b. 18 December 1990) started in the sport at a very young age. When he was six, he picked up the gloves and started throwing punches. Moreover, nature gave Bivol an advantage. Since he was bigger and weighed a lot more, he could win over his opponents. At the U-17 world championships, he crushes it. Then, in 2008 he won third place at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship at the middleweights. Bivol is a seasoned fighter, he’s managed to win the Russian national amateur boxing championship circuit twice — 2012 & 2014— with an impressive record if 268 wins and 15 losses.
Where is Dmitry Bivol From?
Dmitry was born in Tokmok, Kirghiz, in 1990. Back then, that was part of the former Soviet Union. Nowadays, it’s modern Kyrgyzstan. Tokmok is a small city in Northern Kyrgyzstan right in the middle of Chüy Valley and of utmost geostrategic importance since Medieval times as it poses key access to river basins.
Bivol’s Latest Fights
Bivol’s latest fights have been very much publicized and followed. In December last year, Bivol fought Umar Salamov for his third defense, and he easily won over Salamov, the scorecard proves it with a 119-109 scorecard. A few days ago, his latest one was against Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez for the World Boxing Association Super Title against the 4-division World Champ. Despite having all betting odds against him and the press casting him as the underdog, he won. And he won after twelve rounds where he absolutely dominated the match in a unanimous decision of 115-113.
The Canelo Fight
Canelo had to unify his four titles to become the undisputed super-middleweight champ. He did so with a fair amount of fanfare and was feeling butch after he had a TKO over Caleb Plant in November 2021. Moreover, Canelo’s manager and the trainer did many administrative things to bring the match to fruition. Canelo even went into a vegan diet in preparations for fighting Bivol, while Bivol did his same old routine. The results were evident. And now, Bivol remains the Superlight heavyweight champion of the world. Good for him!
Bivol Said He’s Willing To Lose Wight To Take All Of Canelo’s Titles
After achieving a resounding victory against what many consider the best pound by pound fighter in current boxing. The undefeated Russian boxer, Dmitry Bivol, assured that he not only wants a rematch against Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez but that he is willing to go down to 168 pounds to “snatch all the championships from him.”
Álvarez, this weekend was defeated for the second time in his career by a unanimous decision against the current WBA light heavyweight champion, Bivol, at the T-Mobile Arenas in Las Vegas. Likewise, after hearing the judges’ decision (113-115), the Mexican instantly asked for a rematch and commented, “Of course, I do want a rematch. This does not stay like this.”
Canelo At Risk!
So the winner of the contest replied two days later, “I don’t know (if Canelo should take revenge). Yes, at 168 for all the belts, of course, it’s good, why not? However, he was surprised to want to lose his natural weight, 175 pounds, but later, he would confirm his desire to be the lord and master of super middleweight “Maybe I can reach 168. Before the coronavirus, I was 100%, and I could reach weight, but the coronavirus gave me more weight, I was sitting at home, increasing my fat.”
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