WBA super light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs) was unable to enter the ring during hectic 2020, but he always had the attention of the press and fans due to his quest for great fights. He is set to return in early 2021 to fight big-name opponents in the United States.
It has been more than a year since he last defended his black and gold belt (in October 2019) against the Dominican Lenin Castillo. Bivol is the 175-pound Super Champion and as such intends to challenge the best in the division; however, he has stated that he is willing to change divisions if one of the big names fighting in nearby weight classes is willing to take on him.
His boxing style is notable for his strength and the focus he exhibits in each of his fights. He’s organized, doesn’t waste blows, and has incredible precision that gives his opponents very few chances.
He has been a WBA champion since May 2016 and has made five title defenses in addition to two bouts when he was interim champion. The US market already knows him and what he is capable of, the only thing left for him is to take on great challenges like Artur Beterbiev or other big names to continue to shine.