Dmitry Bivol recalls 2022
The Fighter of the Year award went to Bivol, who triumphed over Canelo. On Saturday night at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, Bivol defeated the previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez in the main event, which was broadcast live on DAZN. The scores were 118-110, 117-111, and 117-111 in Bivol’s eighth defence of his WBA light heavyweight title.
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Currently, Bivol has a 21-0 record (11KOs). On May 5th, Bivol had a victory over Alvarez in Las Vegas. Fighter of the Year in 2021 and undisputed super middleweight, Alvarez, was defeated by Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight championship. It’s possible that Bivol, the 2022 Male Fighter of the Year, will also be the 2022 Male Boxing Champion after winning the award on Saturday. Since his amateur days, Bivol has never competed at the super middleweight level. Assuming Alvarez loses some weight, he may be able to rematch for a higher purse.
“I’m glad to have overcome Zurdo,” Bivol stated in the post-fight press conference. 44 wins. I won. I wanted to fight him three years ago. Valued.”
Ramirez opened his championship fight in four years with a right jab and high hands. Bivol faced the 31-year-old Mazatlan southpaw. Bivol knocked Ramirez down with right punches and right and left hooks.
Round two saw Bivol jab Ramirez. Ramirez couldn’t time Bivol. The Unbeaten Kyrgyzstan-born boxer knocked Ramirez down in 30 seconds.
His straight left downed Bivol in round three. Boxers. Ramirez controlled Bivol’s strikes.
Both boxers suffered early in round four. Bivol held Ramirez upstairs.Despite rapidly regaining his calm, Ramirez was unable to answer in the ninth inning, striking out with his left hand.
In the fifth and final round, Ramirez boxed efficiently but was unsuccessful in gaining a point.Bivol pinned Ramirez late. In round six, Ramirez let go to try to catch up, but Bivol landed the cleaner blow.
Second-half champions. Bivol right-punched Ramirez. Bivol struck Ramirez to escape the ropes.
Round 10’s slowness helped Ramirez. Bivol struck with less. Ramirez’s left seldom hit.
Head trainer Julian Chua advised Ramirez to wager in the twelfth and final round.
Ramirez struck out. Ultimately, Bivol was victorious. When Bivol saw Ramirez coming, he stopped him.The defending champion maneuvered in the last 30 seconds before planting his feet to strike a right hand before the bell.
Ramirez loses 44-1. (30KOs).
Champion and required challenger.
“I did my job. I went to the body,” Ramirez told Chris Mannix of DAZN. Winner. Judged. (vol) (vol) (vol).
Although Ramirez landed 235 more punches than Bivol, he still landed 878 fewer than Bivol. Ramirez went 107 for 878 (12.2%) in his light-heavyweight debut, while Bivol went 131 for 643 (20.4%). After losing the WBO super middleweight title to Jesse Hart for a second time in December 2018, he went on to win five knockouts.
“He’s lethargic but has excellent timing,” Bivol stated in the post-fight news conference. Advance while your opponent is weak.”
Alvarez rematched and Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin had a third fight, although their May DAZN Pay-Per-View contained a rematch clause. Bivol may battle Alvarez for the super middleweight title at 168 pounds, then return to light heavyweight to unify the four crowns with lineal/WBC/IBF/WBO champion Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18KOs).