The undefeated Wba light-Hw champion Dmitry Bivol entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 12-0-0 (10 KOs=83%) and he is ranked as the No.12 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Adonis Stevenson). He fought four times in 2017 winning over Robert Berridge (Bivol vs Berridge), Samuel Clarkson (Bivol vs Clarkson), Cedric Agnew (Bivol vs Agnew) and Trent Broadhurst (Dmitry Bivol vs Trent Broadhurst).
His opponent, Sullivan Barrera, has a record of 21-1-0 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced former #1 Andre Ward in 2016 (Ward vs Barrera), after this bout he has won four fights beating Joe Smith Jr (Smith Jr vs Barrera) and Felix Valera in his last two (Sullivan Barrera vs Felix Valera). Bivol vs Barrera is valid for the WBA World light heavyweight title (Bivol’s first defense); undercard of Sergey Kovalev vs Igor Mikhalkin. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, USA
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Title: WBA World light heavyweight title
Bivol’s previous fight: Dmitry Bivol vs Trent Broadhurst
Barrera’s previous fight: Sullivan Barrera vs Felix Valera
Bivol’s next fight: Dmitry Bivol vs Isaac Chilemba
Barrera’s next fight: Sullivan Barrera vs Sean Monaghan
Bivol vs Barrera full fight video:
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