Artur Beterbiev (WBC & IBF) vs. Dmitry Bivol (WBA)

Beterbiev vs. Bivol Winner and How?

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Jun 6, 2013
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I think Bivol is the only LHW that has a good chance of beating Beter. Oddly, he has a reach DISadvantage (T Rex arms) but still, his movement is so good......

But Very little chance he could win by KO.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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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).
 
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Jun 4, 2013
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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.
 

Phantom

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May 17, 2013
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fk meant to choose beterviev ko, not pillow fists.

beterviev hunts bivol down and mauls him alive.
And I'm looking forward to Beterbiev doing the same thing to Cheatelo.
 
Bivol can move - better than Gvozdyk, but Beterbiev is just relentless. How he broke Gvozdyk down to the body was stunning and you can expect a similar pattern here.

On relative balance I lean toward the boxer vs the puncher. The difference here is that Bivol's excellent boxing ability is < than Beterbiev's relentlessness and power. Bivol isn't a natural LHW either. It will tell late on. Late stoppage.
 
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Bivol can move - better than Gvozdyk, but Beterbiev is just relentless. How he broke Gvozdyk down to the body was stunning and you can expect a similar pattern here.

On relative balance I lean toward the boxer vs the puncher. The difference here is that Bivol's excellent boxing ability is < than Beterbiev's relentlessness and power. Bivol isn't a natural LHW either. It will tell late on. Late stoppage.

Good points.

Maybe I'll change my pick & go with this.