Artur Beterbiev vs. Dmitry Bivol needs to be done Andre Ward says
Via Dan Ambrose: Andre Ward says the undisputed light heavyweight championship needs to come next between 175 lb champion Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol.
Ward felt that Beterbiev-Bivol was the fight the boxing public needed, and he, like Anthony Yarde and Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, two fighters who had been ordered to face the champion, had to step aside.
Unfortunately that’s not likely to happen. Bob Arum, the promoter of Beterbiev, is someone who wants to make the fight with Yarde for some reason, although it won’t help Artur as the British boxer is an unknown to the fans. American boxing.
Zurdo Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs), whom the WBA recently ordered Bivol to duel on July 11, wants to capitalize on Dmitry’s recent win over Canelo Alvarez to gain popularity by beating he.
In Ramirez’s eyes, if he beats Bivol, it will elevate his status among boxing fans due to his win over Canelo, and it could even lead to the human star Mexico faces him. You could argue that’s a false assumption Gilberto has because Canelo won’t fight him, even if he defeats Bivol.
With Ramirez rehydrated to 203 lbs for his final game against Dominic Boesel, Canelo won’t want to fight him. Also, Ramirez is not famous and no one in the boxing world praises his technical skills as they did about Bivol. The only thing Ramirez has for him is his size. He’s a big lump.
“Dmitry Bivol, the undefeated, and we used to see him in the HBO days. We used to call some of his fights together when he was a rising prospect,” Max Kellerman told. ESPN. “He just beat Canelo Alvarez [last May on DAZN].
“I always thought Bivol had the best chance of beating Canelo at 175 and men. He is a very good technical martial artist. Artur Betterbiev is a Russian tank, also undefeated, and recently knocked out Joe Smith. He won all his matches by knockout, Beterbiev.
“Once you’re retired, Andre, it’s clear to me that these two will take over the light weight division [Beterbiev & Bivol]. If that fight can be done, Beterbiev-Bivol, who has emerged as the world’s undisputed light heavyweight champion? “Kellerman said.
“Hear it [Beterbiev vs. Bivol] can be done, and it needs to be done,” said Andre Ward. “I know Anthony Yarde wants his shot [against Beterbiev]and I know Zurdo [Ramirez] want to shoot him [against Bivol]. I’m not trying to get rid of those struggling, but let Bivol and Beterbiev get over it.
“This is the war we need. If these two fight, I have to lean towards the one who can do more [Bivol]. I’m not saying that Beterbiev is just a brawler, just a guy who can punch, but Bivol can do so much more. Let’s call it what.
“I will always lean towards that guy. My only question with Bivol is Canelo money; it’s temperament. If he can get dirty, can he get dirty? If he needs to take a bite of a mouthguard and get one to give one, can he do it? He answered that question for me.
“So in the event that Beterbiev catches Bivol and knocks him out of the cold, Bivol could be out of danger. You have seen it. I made a career out of taking his best qualities away from them, and I think Bivol, with his amateur lineage and what he’s shown as a professional boxer, what he’s been able to do. shown during the battle of Canelo, he was able to adapt and execute a plan Ward said.
“I want to get this,” Kellerman said. Bivol has quick feet. “The guy who can move around, if other things are similar, he has an advantage. If there’s a super-fight like the Super Bowl, with all the best fights that can be done in boxing on the same card, Bivol-Beterbiev will definitely be one of them,” Kellerman said.