Dmitry Bivol Planning For Next Opponent After Canelo Skips Rematch

Dmitry Bivol has to think of his next opponent since it won’t be Canelo Alvarez.

Bivol and his management are deciding on who’s next for his title defense of his WBA light heavyweight belt since Alvarez has opted for a trilogy fight against Gennadiy Golovkin, which was part of the original deal.

But since Alvarez lost to Bivol by unanimous decision, he had a choice of triggering his rematch clause with the Russian or go after GGG. Alvarez chose the latter.

This makes way for Bivol’s goal of becoming the undisputed light heavyweight champion, which would mean either Artur Beterbiev or Joe Smith Jr should be next on his hit list, but promoter Bob Arum said he’s not interested in that.

Instead, Arum thinks Bivol should take on Gilberto Ramirez.

Alvarez said he wanted to go after GGG since it was a contracted deal for September. He said he has intentions of a rematch with Bivol later.

“Dmitry [Bivol] has begun his preparations for the next fight already. But it is impossible to say, who will be the next person to fight with – we have just begun to think about it, ” Bivol’s promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy said to Sky Sports.

“I believe in Dmitry. Today he is definitely one of the best fighters in the world because of the combination of his physical conditions, his abilities to concentrate on the result, and his technique.”

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