Post: Bivol spoke about his upcoming opponent

Boxer Bivol calls Briton Arthur the best freestyle opponent at the moment

MOSCOW, December 1 – RIA Novosti. Russian Dmitry Bivol called Briton Lyndon Arthur the best boxer available for the fight and also called him one of the most serious rivals in his career.

The fight between World Boxing Association (WBA Super) light heavyweight champion Bivol and International Boxing Organization (IBO) champion Arthur will take place in Riyadh on December 23.

“In England I was often asked what I thought of Lyndon Arthur, but I hadn’t watched his fights at the time. He’s probably the best candidate we could have today for the fight in Saudi Arabia because the other candidates are busy as well. I treat him like one of the most serious rivals in my career because I always try to treat my upcoming fight as the most important, the most serious and my opponent’s as the most serious fight. I cannot relax during the preparation phase,” Bivol is quoted by the promotion company “World of Boxing” as saying.

Bivol had his first staring battle with Arthur: video

Bivol also said that he did not discuss the fight he had with his compatriot Artur Beterbiev on the boxing night. He stated that he sees the Russian as the favorite in the fight between Beterbiev and Britain’s Callum Smith.

“This is boxing, you can always count on some kind of strike anyway. Callum Smith’s left hand is good, but the only thing about anthropometry is he doesn’t use his data, he looks long, he needs to work better.” “He works from a distance but close, allowing his opponent to get close to him. Of course he can compete, but I still see Beterbiev as the favourite,” Bivol said.

Bivol is 32 years old; During his professional career he earned 21 wins (11 by knockout) in 21 fights. The Russian player had his last fight in November 2022 against Mexican Gilberto Ramirez and defeated his opponent by unanimous decision. Arthur, 32, has 23 victories (16 by knockout) and one defeat.

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Source: Ria

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