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Date: December 24, 2023 Time: 17:27:58

Bivol would defend the WBA light heavyweight title and took the British IBO belt with a unanimous decision victory.

Evgeniy, you knocked out your German opponent Leon Hart in the sixth round with a blow to the liver. How do you rate Bivol’s victory by decision?

Evgeniy Tishchenko: Despite the points victory, Bivol looked very spectacular. And the battle turned out to be very interesting and dynamic. Dima was well prepared, he did a great job, he showed that he is above Lyndon Arthur and that he is one of the best light heavyweights in the world. Possibly the best.

If we have already started talking about the class of the opponent, then our other light heavyweight champion, Beterbiev, spoke unflatteringly about the choice of opponent. Bivol always has passing options and voluntary defenses…

Evgeniy Tishchenko: Honestly, I didn’t see this comment from Beterbiev. But I think that soon both Bivol and Beterbiev will be able to resolve it not with words, but with deeds. If he defeats Callum Smith, Dima and Arthur will face each other in the ring. Someone from Saudi Arabia or Dubai would be interested in organizing this fight. Also, from what I heard, Bivol has already signed a contract, the only thing left is for Beterbiev to win the fight from him. And we will see this high-profile event for the entire boxing world.



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