Boxer Beterbiev challenges compatriot Bivol after defeating Smith Jr.

After defeating American Joe Smith Jr., Russian boxer Artur Beterbiev turned to the World Boxing Council (WBC) with a request to hold a duel with compatriot Dmitry Bivol.

Beterbiev and Smith Jr. The fight between the two ended in an early victory in the second round. Thus, Beterbiev defended the WBC and International Boxing Federation (IBF) championship belts, and also took the World Boxing Organization (WBO) title from the American.

“In my next fight, I want to fight for the unification of all the belts in my division. I want to be the undisputed undisputed world champion, ”the 37-year-old Beterbiev said after the fight. kept a text broadcast online duel.

Recall that in May of this year Bivol defended his belt in a fight against Saul Alvarez. The fight lasted all 12 rounds and ended with the victory of the 31-year-old representative of Russia by unanimous decision of the judges – 115-113, 115-113, 115-113. For Bivol, this fight was the third to defend the title of super world champion according to the World Boxing Association (WBA).

It was previously reported that the rematch between Bivol and Alvarez will be played. can happen in 2023.

Source: Gazeta


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