Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Kostya Tszyu said he would like to see a reunion fight between Russian Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol. RBC Sports.
On June 19, Beterbiev knocked out American Joe Smith Jr. in the second round. The 37-year-old Russian defended the World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts and also won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) title.
“Beterbiev’s 100% knockout number is a powerful thing, but the main thing is that it does not play a negative role for him in the next fights. A certain confidence can turn into overconfidence. And so, he is the absolute champion right now.
I would really love to see him fight Bivol. It will be very cool. It’s hard to pick a clear favorite here, in fact there are none. It will be a war of two titans, ”said Tszyu.
Before Beterbiev Only current world champion (18 fights, 18 wins, 18 knockouts) with 100% of their victories by knockout. As for Smith Jr., he had 32 fights in just one career and had 28 victories in four losses.