Artur Beterbiev – Dmitry Bivol opens as stunning pick ’em fight ahead of proposed 2024 title clash
Amid continued links to a championship showdown at the light heavyweight limit in a massive title unification bout, a proposed Artur Beterbiev clash against Krgyzstan-born gold holder, Dmitry Bivol has opened as a stunning pick ‘em matchup between two of the best European punchers on the planet today.
Linked with a championship unification bout against Bivol, Russian veteran, Beterbiev turned in a stunning victory over Callum Smith just earlier this month in Quebec, stopping the British title challenger with an eventual seventh round knockout in the pair’s WBC, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight title clash.
And as for Bivol, the WBA and IBO light heavyweight championship holder turned in his twenty second straight victory since his professional debut with a title winning and retention performance against Lyndon Arthur at the end of last year in a unanimous decision success in Saudi Arabia.
And amid links to a stunning light heavyweight title unification bout in the Middle East later this year, Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol is currently viewed as a -115 pick ‘em fight between the duo.
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20-0 as a professional, Artur Beterbiev first landed world professional gold back in 2017 in the form of the IBF light heavyweight crown, in the form of a final round KO win over Enrico Kolling in California.
Renowned as one of the most technical fighters in the sport today, Artur Beterbiev has since landed an eight consecutive victories in separate title fights, including triumphs over the likes of Anthony Yarde, the above-mentioned, Smith, Marcus Browne, and Oleksandr Gvozdyk to name a few.
Landing what will prove to be on of the greatest triumphs in boxing history, back in 2022, Bivol handed super middleweight kingpin, Canelo Alvarez just his second professional loss in boxing – following a prior 2013 blemish to former world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
And linked with a Saudi Arabia pairing in 2024, given his success against Smith, Beterbiev held up his side of the bargain in a bid to fight Bivol – who also did similarly with his decision win over the above-mentioned, Arthur back in December.
Weighing up the possibility of fighting Beterbiev in the future, Bivol claimed a title fight with the Russian would come as the toughest bout of his professional career to date.
“To be honest, I believe that it is the hardest test,” Dmitry Bivol explained. “Why? Because he (Artur Beterbiev) he is stronger. I know that he is physically stronger than Canelo. He has good technique too. Many people talk about his power but they forget about his technique because his power is so much better than his technique. But he still has good technique.”