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Dmitry Bivol vs Joshua Buatsi preview
When is Bivol vs Buatsi?
Dmitry Bivol could fight Joshua Buatsi in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.
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 Buatsi 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.
Joshua Buatsi would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Buatsi would have a large advantage in power over Bivol, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Bivol's 52%.
Dmitry Bivol is the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Buatsi has a height advantage of 2 inches over Bivol. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Dmitry Bivol & Joshua Buatsi fight out of an orthodox stance.
Bivol is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Buatsi, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 85 more professional rounds, 172 to Buatsi's 87.
Dmitry Bivol goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Joshua Buatsi is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 2 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the 175lb division.
Bivol vs Buatsi 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.
Buatsi remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Pawel Stepien on 6th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Genting Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Craig Richards on 21st May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ricards Bolotniks on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Before that, he had won against Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on 15th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
He had beat Marko Calic on 4th October 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
In terms of recent activity, Joshua Buatsi has been fighting more than Dmitry Bivol.
Dmitry Bivol last fought 6 months and 23 days ago, while Joshua Buatsi's last outing was 22 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.
Buatsi's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
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