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WBA champ Dmitry Bivol dominates, wins the IBO World light heavyweight title



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Dmitry Bivol. Photo via Instagram (@bivol_d)

Dmitry Bivol (22-0) just put his WBA light heavyweight title on the line as he took on IBO light heavyweight champion Lyndon Arthur (23-2) in a 12-round title bout in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Bivol has held the World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight title since 2016 while Arthur won the vacant IBO light heavyweight title on September 1.

After a bit of a feeling out process in the first round, Bivol came out hard in the second round, landing fast and heavy 1-2 combinations. In the third round, he beat up Arthur with slick combinations.

Halfway through the fight, Bivol was arguably up 6-0, and had very little problem in the next couple of rounds as he was putting on a pressure that was just suffocating.

In the eleventh round, Bivol knocked down Artur with a left to the body, but the Brit got to his feet just before the bell.

After the final bell, Bivol stood as the winner via unanimous decision with 120-107 on all three scorecards.

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Dmitry Bivol defeated Canelo in 2022

Dmitry Bivol won the World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight title in 2016, when he defeated Felix Valera via unanimous decision after 12 rounds of action.

On 7 May 2022 Bivol he made his fourth defense of his WBA (Super) title against Mexican boxing superstar and 4-division world champion Canelo Alvarez.

Bivol was a big underdog, but ended up winning the fight by unanimous decision (115–113 on all three judges’ scorecards) after 12 rounds of action.

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