I don't think Bivol has a chance. I also hope to god Beterbiev wins because Bivol is horrible to watch. I liked him coming up, but his style is grating now. By the way, the IBF has some laughable rankings. I didn't even know this Chinese fighter existed. Dude's best win is Buglioni (only name I recognized on his resume).
What makes people think Bivol can hang? I’ve never been impressed by him, his amateur career isn’t all that, and who has he beat as a pro? He might be good, but he’s basically unproven at this point. I’d prefer to see him against Gvozdyk or Kovalev first to see if he is really worthy.
I’m still hopeful for the Beterbiev knocking out Kovalev match, I hope he gets past Canelo.