VS
Summer 2024
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in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Light Heavyweight
22-0-0
18-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight

The tape

33
Age
31
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
74.4" / 189 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
Form
UD 12UD 10UD 12TKO 11TKO 4
22
Wins
18
11
By KO
13
50
KO%
72
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2017
184
Pro rounds
99

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

2
The Ring
3
-
WBA
1
-
WBC
1
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
3

Dmitry Bivol vs Joshua Buatsi preview


When is Bivol vs Buatsi?

Dmitry Bivol could fight Joshua Buatsi in Summer 2024 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 22 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Joshua Buatsi would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Buatsi would have a large advantage in power over Bivol, boasting a 72% knockout percentage compared to Bivol's 50%.

Dmitry Bivol is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Buatsi has a height advantage of 2 inches over Bivol. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Dmitry Bivol and 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, totaling 184 compared to Buatsi's 99.

Dmitry Bivol goes into the fight ranked number 2 by The Ring at light heavyweight.

Joshua Buatsi is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF, and 3 by The Ring in the 175lb division.

Bivol vs Buatsi form

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he won against Lyndon Arthur on December 23, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had won against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on November 5, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Canelo Alvarez on May 7, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Umar Salamov on December 11, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

He had won against Craig Richards on May 1, 2021, by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Buatsi remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Dan Azeez on February 3, 2024, by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight and CBC Commonwealth Light Heavyweight championship fight at OVO Arena Wembley, London, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had defeated Pawel Stepien on May 6, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Genting Arena, Birmingham.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Craig Richards on May 21, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had won against Ricards Bolotniks on August 14, 2021, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight eliminator fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.

He had beaten Daniel Blenda Dos Santos on May 15, 2021, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Joshua Buatsi has been fighting more than Dmitry Bivol.

Dmitry Bivol last fought 7 months and 3 days ago, while Joshua Buatsi's last outing was 5 months and 23 days ago.

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 25 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 7 months and 24 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 3 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

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