13 Apr Can Bivol continue to climb amongst light heavyweights
The rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev for the World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) light heavyweight titles has just been set for June. This weekend we might see somebody step up to potentially face the winner in the future.
Russia’s Dmitry Bivol defends his WBA Interim championship against Samuel Clarkson.
Bivol has only had nine professional fights and has won all of them, seven by knockout.
The Russian, however, is expected to make a good impact in the sport as a few Eastern European fighters have in recent years. He boasts a strong amateur record of nearly 300 fights.
He was one of Russia’s top amateur fighters and proved this by winning the World Combat Games in 2013.
He comes into the fight as a favourite although Clarkson has more experience as a professional boxer.
The American boasts a record of 19 wins (12 by knockout) and three losses. He has been fighting in the paid ranks since 2011.
Bivol is the prospect who wants to become a top champion and he will need to put on a top performance against Clarkson to get the attention of Ward and Kovalev.
The fight will be broadcast live on Saturday at 4am exclusively on channel 241 (Sports Arena).
Can Bivol continue on his climb to the top? Or will Clarkson derail his plans?