“Negotiations with the Beterbiev team are ongoing” – Manager of Bivol

“Negotiations with the Beterbiev team are ongoing” – Manager of Bivol

WBA light heavyweight champion manager Dmitry Bivol Vadim Kornilov told that the Russian boxer’s team is continuing negotiations with representatives of the WBC, IBF, WBO champion Artur Beterbiev .

Bivol (21-0, KO 11) beat Mexicans Saul Alvarez and Gilberto Ramirez in 2022 and was recognized as the best boxer of the year by nearly every major organization and publication. Bivol’s next fight is scheduled for the end of May – June, undefeated Briton Joshua Buatsi was considered as an opponent, but the British boxer broke off relations with the promotion company Matchroom, with which Bivol also cooperates.

Beterbiev (19-0, KO 19) defeated British WBO mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde in late January. The WBC ordered the Beterbiev team to enter into negotiations with the mandatory challenger for this version – another British boxer, Callum Smith.

– Negotiations with Beterbiev’s team are ongoing, but now the main issue remains the formation of the necessary budget for the implementation of this fight. I have no doubt that everything will be decided, but so far the process is ongoing. As for Joshua Buatsi… He was just one of the options, Kornilov told .

Watch live broadcasts of boxing evenings at tournaments in 2023 on the federal channel and thematic channels of the holding, as well as on the sites matchtv.ru and sportbox.ru.

Source : MatchTV

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