The undefeated Wba light-Hw champion Dmitry Bivol entered this fight with a perfect record of 16-0-0 (11 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Sergey Kovalev). In his last three bouts he has won over Isaac Chilemba (Dmitry Bivol vs Isaac Chilemba), Jean Pascal (Dmitry Bivol vs Jean Pascal) and Joe Smith Jr (Dmitry Bivol vs Joe Smith Jr).
His opponent, the former Olympian Lenin Castillo, has an official record of 20-2-1 (15 KOs=75%) and he entered as the No.105 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Marcus Browne last year (Marcus Browne vs Lenin Castillo) but then he has beat John Cortez and Reinaldo Gonzalez. Bivol vs Castillo is valid for the WBA World light heavyweight title; undercard of Oleksandr Usyk vs Chazz Witherspoon. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Title: WBA World light heavyweight title
Bivol’s next fight: Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards
Bivol vs Castillo full fight video:
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