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Bivol came to boxing “fault” by Jackie Chan and Van Damme

Daniel Blumrosen, EnvoyLAS VEGAS, USA, May 6 (EL UNIVERSAL).- Since he was a child, Dmitry Bivol fell in love with contact sports, like the one he


Daniel Blumrosen, Envoy

LAS VEGAS, USA, May 6 (EL UNIVERSAL).- Since he was a child, Dmitry Bivol fell in love with contact sports, like the one he practices today and in which he is world champion, but his was not given by inheritance or with a visit to an event. The taste of him was born through television.

Like many Russian children, Bivol grew up with films and series produced in the United States. That was how he met his first two great idols: Jackie Chan and Jean Claude van Damme.

The feature films that both used to star in had a brutal impact on the then little Dmitry, who asked his parents to enroll him in a contact sport school.

The choice was not boxing. Bivol ventured into karate, where he could not stand out, but later he was encouraged to practice boxing… And everything changed.

With a great amateur career, in which he won 268 of the 283 fights he fought, Bivol jumped to professionalism and it didn’t take long to be proclaimed light heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Association, a status that this Saturday he will put at stake against the best pound for pound fighter. of the world: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.