What is next for Dmitry Bivol?
WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol is an extremely talented fighter, but in a spectator sport, sometimes that doesn’t matter. Against a past-prime former world champion Jean Pascal, Bivol won nearly every single round, but didn’t seem to win many fans watching online in the process. The reason, Bivol is technical, but not have the power one might have hoped for initially and the power mixed with the skills, is what brought people to the dance floor.
After his win this past Saturday, Dmitry Bivol took the post-fight press conference explaining he wants unification bouts, but is also willing to go down to super middleweight. The latter statement is interesting as super middleweight might be a thrilling division in the coming months with Canelo Alvarez fight in the division for the foreseeable future as well as more than likely Gennady Golovkin.
The thing is Bivol is with Main Events, a mid-major promoter, that recently signed with NBC, again, the network that helped develop many of Main Events top fighters most notably, Sergey Kovalev.
I bring that up to say in a world of fragmentation, where does Bivol go?
He is extremely good and in a position in which he can be avoided somewhat easily, and being the a-side without tremendous grossing fanbase leaves him with limited opposition. What does that mean, in less confusing words, well, Bivol will be fighting mandatory defenses for the upcoming future.
With the light heavyweight division having all of their champions fighting in entertaining and competitive bouts soon, Bivol is a fighter, who should be interesting to watch in the future.