Dmitry Bivol has made the perfect start to his boxing career better than anyone could have possibly imagined with an unblemished professional record. But he’s not done yet. He still wants to beat the best.
Unbeaten star Bivol (17-0, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA light-heavyweight belt against Craig “Spider” Richards on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office, on the undercard of Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker.
The 30-year-old is currently riding a 17-fight winning streak, and while he’s not looking past his opponent on Saturday night, he said he wants Saul “Canelo” Alvarez next and at some point a super-fight with Artur Beterbiev.
Bivol outboxed Joe Smith Jr, who’s considered one of the best light-heavyweights in the world, in March 2019. And now Bivol has his sights set on Canelo, considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time.
“Of course I would like to fight him at light-heavyweight or super-middleweight because I want to fight the best guys, and he is one of the best,” Bivol said during an interview with Sky Sports, which dropped on Wednesday.