Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol is a Russian professional boxer who has held the WBA light-heavyweight title since 2017. Check out his next fight.
Dmitry Bivol : Record | Next fight | Stats | Net worth
As an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2013 World Combat Games in the 81 kg weight category.
|Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol
|6 ft (183 cm)
|72 in (183 cm)
|18 December 1990 (age 31)
Tokmak, Kirghiz SSR,
(now Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan)
As of August 2022, Bivol is ranked as the world’s second best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec, seventh by The Ring, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and the Boxing Writers Association of America, and eighth by ESPN.
He is also ranked as the best light heavyweight by The Ring and BoxRec, and second by TBRB and ESPN.
Dmitry Bivol’s father was born in Soviet Moldova and grew up speaking “Moldovan” (Romanian), while his mother was ethnically Korean raised in the Kyrgyzstan.
Dmitry’s parents moved to Kyrgyzstan after graduating and marrying. Dmitry was born and raised in Kyrgyzstan until the age of 11, when he moved to Russia.
Dmitry bivol Record
Bivol made his professional debut in November 2014. He won his first 6 fights by knockout. Bivol sparred with Egor Mekhontsev, Jean Pascal, and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy early in his career. Bivol lives in St. Petersburg but trains in Southern California.
|Wins by KO
Bivol won the interim WBA light-heavyweight title on 21 May 2016, beating previously undefeated Felix Valera by unanimous decision (119-107, 119-107, 116-111). Bivol dominated Valera, dropping him twice with combinations.
At the time, the WBA had three different world titles, with Bivol holding the lesser version of them. Bivol’s first defense came against Robert Berridge on 23 February 2017.
Bivol easily overcame Berridge, pummeling him over 4 rounds before a technical knockout stoppage. Berridge was knocked down in round 3.
At the start of round 4, Bivol opened a cut over Berridge’s right eye. Following another knockdown and with Berridge bleeding profusely, the ringside doctor stopped the fight.
Bivol then defended his title against Samuel Clarkson on 14 April 2017. The fight headlined a ShoBox show at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
Bivol once again won in dominant fashion, knocking Clarkson down twice in the first round, before dropping him once more with a short right hand midway through round 4. Although Clarkson got up, the referee stopped the fight, giving Bivol a TKO win.
Dmitry bivol Next fight
Dmitry Bivol is to face Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez next on Saturday 5th November 2022.
The fight will take place at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The card will be broadcast by DAZN Global in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.
Ramirez (44-0, 30 KO) is a former super middleweight titleholder whose record is built largely on fluff, including a trio of pretty weak matchups since signing with Golden Boy, hitting bottom in a farcical mismatch against Dominic Boesel on May 14.
But to be fair, Ramirez has said repeatedly that he wants the Bivol fight. At one point, he thought it would have to happen, because he didn’t think Bivol would get the Canelo fight he was chasing. He did, obviously, and he made it count.
Hopefully this is what we get, because the other options are not more appealing. Bivol is not going to fight Artur Beterbiev — who holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles — in an undisputed clash by the end of this year. Beterbiev is tentatively set to go to the United Kingdom to face Anthony Yarde, likely the last week of October.
And other than that, you’re getting into maybe Joshua Buatsi, maybe someone else, but Ramirez is right there with the best actually available options for Bivol to fight in September or October.
As interim champion, Bivol was Cleverly’s mandatory challenger, but the WBA granted Cleverly an exception for him to face Badou Jack.
|Total Title Wins
|Title-Fight KO Wins
|Losses via KO
With the WBA’s other two titles being vacated, interim champion Bivol was elevated to full champion. He was scheduled to fight Trent Broadhurst on an optional defense on 4 November 2017 at the Salle des Etoiles.
As interim champion, Dmitry Bivol was ranked #1 by the WBA when the fight was announced, while Broadhurst was ranked #11.
The announcement was met with incredulity by the media, due to many fighters ranked above Broadhurst being available. The WBA’s #2 contender, Sullivan Barrera, took to Twitter to express his displeasure at being overlooked.
The WBA’s president, Gilberto Mendoza, later clarified that the winner of the bout will be ordered to fight the WBA’s top contender within 120 days.
Bivol won the fight by knockout with a clean right-handed shot at the end of the first round.
The live broadcast of the fight averaged 341,000 viewers on HBO, while a same-day replay averaged 289,000 viewers.
As of 2022, Dmitry Bivol net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.
|December 18, 1990
|Tokmak, Kyrgyz SSR
The Russian champion is guaranteed to be earning an amount of $2 million for his clash with Canelo Alvarez on May 7.
On the other hand, Alvarez was getting around $53 million for the fight.