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Dmitry Bivol vs David Benavidez preview
When is Bivol vs Benavidez?
Dmitry Bivol could fight David Benavidez in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Bivol vs Benavidez stats
Dmitry Bivol would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
David Benavidez would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 27 wins and 0 draws, with 23 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Benavidez would have a massive power advantage over Bivol, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Bivol's 52%.
Dmitry Bivol is the older man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Benavidez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Bivol. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Dmitry Bivol & David Benavidez fight out of an orthodox stance.
Bivol is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 3 months later than Benavidez, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 42 more professional rounds, 172 to Benavidez's 130.
Dmitry Bivol goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Bivol vs Benavidez form
Bivol remains undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight, he won against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on 5th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Canelo Alvarez on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Umar Salamov on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Before that, he had defeated Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
He had won against Lenin Castillo on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
Benavidez remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Caleb Plant on 25th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated David Lemieux on 21st May 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC Interim World Super Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kyrone Davis on 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Footprint Center, Arizona.
Before that, he had won against Ronald Ellis on 13th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
He had beat Roamer Alexis Angulo on 15th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Connecticut.
In terms of recent activity, David Benavidez has been fighting more than Dmitry Bivol.
Dmitry Bivol last fought 6 months and 23 days ago, while David Benavidez's last outing was 2 months and 3 days ago.
Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.
Benavidez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
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