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Tony Bellew predicts Dmitry Bivol will face Beterbiev after his fight with Ramirez, not Canelo


Via Brian Webber: Tony Bellew predicts that WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol will go straight into the undisputed title fight against the 175-lb IBF/WBC/WBO champion if he wins Saturday night. November 5 before Gilberto Ramirez.

Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) had to beat Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) in their match in Abu Dhabi before he could enter the match he most wanted to be against Beterbiev (18 -0.18 KOs).

There is no doubt that Canelo will make a strong attempt to lure Bivol to face him in a rematch next May if the Mexican star’s surgically repaired left hand is ready for action. .

Canelo needs this fight against Bivol after the way he was completely sent to school by him last May. Without this fight, Canelo’s popularity and standing in the boxing world were overshadowed by his dominance.

In Canelo’s case, it’s all the more necessary for him to fight the next Bivol because otherwise he will face great pressure to claim the winner of the Caleb Plant vs. David Benavidez, is expected to happen in early 2023.

Many boxing aficionados predicted that Benavidez (26-0.23 KOs) would win that bout with a bout with lightweight, endurance boxer Plant.

Fighting Benavidez would be a nightmare for Canelo as he checks all the boxes for possession of attributes that always cause him problems.

That’s why Canelo will corner Bivol in the rematch. If the amount of money Bivol can make into a fight with Canelo is large enough that he can delay the undisputed match against Beterbiev, he can do it. Otherwise, Bivol would go straight into the bout with Beterbiev to become the four-belt champion at 175th.

“I was thinking he went straight to Beterbiev,“Tony Bellew said to DAZN News. “He took the win against Canelo, and that rematch may still be there for him at some point in the end, but it is undisputed against Beterbiev an appetite-generating fight. .

Bellew talks about the fight between Beterbiev vs.

If Ramirez wins on Saturday, he will face Beterbiev for four belts, as the option to face Canelo will not be available to him.

The outcome of that match would be greatly threatened, and if Bivol beat Canelo and Beterbiev within 18 months, Is there any real reason to consider him the best boxer in the sport? “ Bellew said.

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