After two great victories in 2022 where Dmitry Bivol defeated two great boxers Canelo Alvarez and Gilberto Ramirez. We all wanted to see that rematch between him and Canelo, which would surely attract more attention than the first match.
Unfortunately for his fans and all boxing fans, this match did not happen. Bivol hasn't even fought since then, so he still doesn't have a match in 2023. However, that could soon change according to his promoter Eddie Hearn. Hearn announces that this Russian heavyweight could enter the ring at the end of this year or at the beginning of the new year.
“We’re mulling over an international fight for Dmitry, actually on the same night as Haney,” Hearn told Boxing News. “We’ll see if that plays out. If not, he can still go December but maybe also very, very, very early January.
“But it’s still the frontrunner for him to get out in December”.
Many options stand in front of Dmitry Bivol, fans are eagerly waiting for what he will decide
Another Russian champion, Artur Beterbiev, who is the WBC, IBF, and WBO 175-pound champion, will defend his belt against Callum Smith early next year.
Hearn says he wants to make a match between the winner of that match and Buffalo. He adds that he knows the audience would like to see that. Bivolo's manager Vadim Kornilov said almost on the X network that his fighter's next fight will be announced soon.
We can't wait to see when this undefeated fighter will return. “It’s kind of like just waiting for the Callum Smith-Beterbiev fight,” Hearn said. “We feel like we can make the winner of that fight, particularly against Callum.
If it’s Beterbiev, I think that fight can still get made. But we will fight this year, or worst [case], first or second week of January”. “He’s not bothered,” Hearn said when asked about Bivol’s preference for an opponent.
“That’s one of the problems. Dmitry Bivol is so good that any fight against anyone in the top-15 can be a little bit underwhelming. He needs to fight. He had a hand injury. He was ready to fight from November. We got to make sure we can get him out before that hopeful undisputed fight”.
as quoted by BoxingScene