Dmitry Bivol believes there’s a tougher struggle on the market for him than a rematch with Canelo and it comes within the type of a conflict with Artur Beterbiev.
Earlier this 12 months in Could, Bivol pulled off an enormous upset to beat Canelo and defend his WBA mild heavyweight world title.
Previous to the struggle, Canelo gave the impression to be an unstoppable pressure, as a four-weight world champion and having simply torn via the tremendous middleweight division to grow to be undisputed champion at 168 lbs.
Regardless of Canelo’s air of invincibility, the unbeaten Bivol remained composed all through their contest and boxed his solution to an unanimous determination victory.
Bivol is at the moment the WBA world champion at 175lbs with all three of the opposite belts within the division held by Beterbiev, so the apparent struggle to make is an undisputed conflict between the 2 Russians.
If the pair do struggle, Bivol believes it is going to be an excellent more durable problem than his bout with Canelo, he informed Boxing Scene: “It is going to be tough however not far more. Simply completely different sort of adverse.
“The struggle in opposition to Canelo was tough as a result of nobody believed in me besides my group.
“Beterbiev is just not as standard as Canelo so perhaps that might be simpler.
“However about boxing expertise, about sizes, I feel it is going to be tougher.”
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Canelo had the chance to train a right away rematch clause with Bivol however opted as an alternative to tackle Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy struggle.
As for Bivol, he has an upcoming contest with former tremendous middleweight world champion, Gilberto Ramirez and so his supervisor, Vadim Kornilov, believes he’s now not tied right into a rematch with Canelo.
“We’re not actually trapped into the rematch clause anymore,” Kornilov mentioned, “that is the struggle now [against Ramirez] and the rematch might be negotiated, each guys went and took out a struggle.
“Then we now have to work collectively and determine the subsequent struggle.”
Bivol himself additionally appears extra occupied with shifting on to struggle for the light-heavyweight undisputed crown than taking one other struggle with Canelo.
“To be sincere, I wish to struggle for the opposite belts,” Bivol revealed. “But when [Canelo] desires to struggle in opposition to me once more then we will negotiate about it and if every little thing is okay for me for subsequent struggle, why not.
“However I’m targeted on Ramirez now. It’s a actually good opponent for me and I’ve to beat him to create plans after the struggle.”
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