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Dmitry Bivol is a professional boxer from Russia who has held the WBA light-heavyweight title since 2017. His full name is Dmitry Yuryevich Bivo. He won a gold medal in the 81 kg weight category at the 2013 World Combat Games as an amateur. Bivol is listed as the top active light-heavyweight in the world by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board as of June 2020, and third by BoxRec and The Ring.
|Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol
|Date of Birth
|1990, December 18
|Place of Birth
Dmitry Bivol was born in Soviet Kyrgyzstan to a Moldovan father and a Korean mother of Korean ancestry. He began boxing at the age of six. He came to Russia when he was 11 years old and eventually settled there. Bivol was a decorated amateur, earning two world titles at the junior (U-17) level as well as a bronze medal in the middleweight division at the 2008 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. As a light heavyweight, Bivol won the Russian national amateur boxing championships in 2012 and 2014. His amateur record is 268–15.
In both 2012 and 2014, he won the Russian amateur boxing championships. In November of 2014, Dmitry Bivol made his professional debut. He knocked out his first six opponents.
On May 21, 2016, Dmitry Bivol won the interim WBA light-heavyweight title by majority decision over previously undefeated Felix Valera. Dmitry Bivol won in an overwhelming fashion, knocking Clarkson down twice in the first round before dropping him again midway through round four with a short right hand. Despite Clarkson’s efforts, the bout was stopped by the referee, giving Bivol a TKO victory.
Following his victory over Clarkson, Dmitry Bivol sought to confront WBA (Regular) champion Nathan Cleverly. Dmitry Bivol fought Cedric Agnew in a non-title battle on the undercard of Ward-Kovalev II. Agnew had already been defeated by Clarkson. Bivol won easily and forcefully once more, this time with a fourth-round TKO for the third time in a row. Agnew was knocked down in the first round.
Dmitry Bivol was Cleverly’s obligatory challenger as interim champion, but the WBA allowed Cleverly an exception to face Badou Jack, who overcame him. Following the retirement of WBA (Super) and unified champion Andre Ward, Jack decided to vacate his title, presumably to pursue one of Ward’s other vacant titles.
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Bivol Vs. Pascal
Weeks after Bivol’s manager Vadim Kornilov defeated Chilemba, he probably confirmed in December that Bivol would return to the ring. There was a rumour in September that Bivol’s championship will be defended against Joe Smith Jr. TVA and The Montreal Journal revealed a month later that on 24 November 2018 former unified Champion Jean Pascal had been engaged in talks to combat Bivol. It was also rumoured that Smith had concluded an agreement in December to fight IBF champion Artur Beterbiev. In August 2018, Pascal was one of Bivol’s frontrunners.
Bivol vs. Castillo
On the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Chazz Witherspoon on 12 October 2019, Dmitry Bivol contended with Gilbert Lenin Castillo at the Chicago Wintrusts Arena. In the sixth round, Bivol felled his opponent with the counter-right on the way to a unanimous victory in his decision, winning 119-108, 119-108 and 120-107. Dmitry Bivol, compared with Castillo, was 89 out of 429, with 188 out of 652 total dots at 29 per cent.
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Dmitry is a married man who lives with his wife and children a nice married life. He’s married to Ekaterina Bivol, his long-standing lover. For more than six years, the love birds have been married. In 2014, the duo greeted Miron Bivol, their first child. Dmitry started waiting with his wife for a kid by the end of 2016. Bivol had been gifted with a kid, Nikon, in February 2017 with his wife. The Russian fighter is an enthusiastic user of social media and routinely shares his and his family’s images and videos. The four-family lives a nice existence.
The estimated net value of Dmitry Bivol is over $1 million. Through its matches and various other sponsorships, the professional boxer has gathered most of his net worth. In 2018, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn struck a co-promotor arrangement with Bivol. Dmitry earned his career in 2021, having won his match against Richards, in the value of almost $750,000. Richards, his opponent, won over $400,000 in the game.