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Boxing: There could be unification of light heavyweight crowns

ANDRussian WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol earned the big win of his career last month with a unanimous decision over Mexican superstar


ANDRussian WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol earned the big win of his career last month with a unanimous decision over Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Given that Canelo lvarez has chosen to face Gennadiy Golovkin for the third time on September 17, Dmitry Bivol, in the absence of a rematch, will unify the four crowns with Artur BeterbyevWBC-IBF champion, if he manages to add the third by defeating the WBO champion joe smith next June 18.

A showdown with Bivol for all four belts It will be the next natural step.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn sees a clear winner in that match. “After Bivol’s performance against Canelo, I would say Bivol is the big favorite against Beterbiev“.

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For a fight to take place between Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KO) and the undefeated Artur Beterbyev (17-0, 17 KO), whenever the latter defeats Smith, Hearn will have to negotiate with Bob Arum, of Top Rank, a company that promotes Beterbiev.

Another great fight that ended in a new crown unificationthe first in light heavyweight history.