Beterbiev vs. Smith: “I see my way to my goal”

After one other profitable title protection, Dmitry Bivol goals for one more high-profile bout in his subsequent outing.

Since upsetting Canelo Alvarez in 2022, Bivol has earned the respect of the media and followers whereas persevering with to stack spectacular performances. Adding to his resume, Bivol retained the WBA gentle heavyweight title whereas additionally claiming the IBO gentle heavyweight belt with a dominant choice win over Lyndon Arthur on the Day of Reckoning occasion.

Dmitry Bivol known as his win a ‘good sparring’ session earlier than calling for the winner of the WBC, WBO, and IBF gentle heavyweight title battle between Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith.

In his post-fight interview, Bivol mentioned:

“I might say that it was good sparring for me. Lyndon, he was in fine condition. I’m glad [at] the tip of the 12 months I acquired this battle and now I see my way to my purpose. [I want to be] undisputed in opposition to the winner of Beterbiev and Smith. I hope this battle will occur in 2024.”

After a delay within the matchup, Beterbiev and Smith are presently scheduled to face one another on January 13, 2024.

Day of Reckoning: Dmitry Bivol vs. Lyndon Arthur consequence

Fighting for the primary time in over a 12 months, WBA gentle heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol effortlessly defended his belt whereas accumulating a second one on December 23 in opposition to Lyndon Arthur.

Picking up his twenty second profession win with out a single loss, Bivol earned a near-perfect unanimous choice win on the undercard of the Day of Reckoning occasion. All three judges scored the bout 120-107 to give the Russian his record-setting eleventh consecutive title protection.

Fans and viewers worldwide have been in awe of the champion’s efficiency whereas excited on the concept of a brilliant battle on the horizon with both Beterbiev or Smith. Since his upset win over Canelo Alvarez in May 2022 put his identify on the map, Bivol has claimed a near-unanimous top-five pound-for-pound rating amongst boxing pundits.

At 33 years outdated, Bivol is shortly changing into acknowledged as one of many biggest gentle heavyweight boxers within the sport’s lengthy historical past.

Edited by Jigyanshushri Mahanta

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