Dec 11 2021
Saturday

KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
18-0-0

est. ringwalk:

2021-12-11T19:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - N/A / UK - N/A

26-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
27
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 4" / 192 cm
N/A
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12
Form
KO 3UD 10KO 2
18
Wins
26
11
By KO
19
61
KO%
73
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2012
136
Pro rounds
149

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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

Dmitry Bivol vs Umar Salamov preview

When is Bivol vs Salamov?

Dmitry Bivol will face the challenge of Umar Salamov on Saturday 11th December 2021 at KRK “Uralets” in Ekaterinburg.

The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest is for the WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.

The undercard is set to feature the clash of Kurbanov vs Teixeira.

Bivol vs Salamov stats

Dmitry Bivol steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Umar Salamov will make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Salamov has advantage in power over Bivol, with a 73% knock out percentage over Bivol's 61%.

Dmitry Bivol is the older man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Salamov has a height advantage of 4 inches over Bivol.

Both Dmitry Bivol & Umar Salamov fight out of an orthodox stance.

Bivol is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 11 months later than Salamov, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 13 less professional rounds, 136 to Salamov's 149.

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

Umar Salamov is currently ranked number 3 by the WBO in the 175lb division.

Bivol vs Salamov form

Bivol remains undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight, he beat Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Lenin Castillo on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against Joe Smith Jr on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Before that, he had beat Jean Pascal on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

He had defeated Isaac Chilemba on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

Activity check

Bivol's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

Salamov's last 3 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

What time does Bivol vs Salamov start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia, which is 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM GMT in the UK.

What were the odds on Bivol vs Salamov?

Umar Salamov is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Dmitry Bivol if you fancy the incredible upset.

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