How many belts does Dmitry Bivol have?

Last Modified May 22, 2024 04:45 GMT
Dmitry Bivol Belts
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Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol, a Russian professional boxer, has held the World Boxing Association (WBA) (Super version) light heavyweight title since 2017 and the International Boxing Organization (IBO) title since 2023. Bivol's boxing journey began at the tender age of 6 in Kyrgyzstan. As an amateur, he boasted an impressive record of 268 wins and only 15 losses, winning gold medals at various championships, including the 2013 World Combat Games.


Turning professional in 2014, Bivol quickly made his mark with six consecutive knockout victories. His career has been characterized by exceptional technical ability and consistent performances, culminating in an undefeated record of 22 wins. As of 2024, Bivol is recognized as one of the top pound-for-pound boxers globally, consistently ranked near the top by major outlets like The Ring, ESPN, and BoxRec. His next bout is scheduled for June 1, 2024, against Malik Zinad in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


In his most recent fight on December 23, 2023, also in Riyadh, Bivol faced Lyndon Arthur. The match went the full 12 rounds, with Bivol outclassing Arthur by his precise jabs, consistent front-foot pressure, and effective counterpunching. He ultimately secured a unanimous decision victory, increasing his winning streak to 22.


Dmitry Bivol Belts

Dmitry Bivol is the current holder of the IBO World Light Heavyweight and WBA Super World Light Heavyweight belts.


WBA Super World Light Heavyweight

Dmitry Bivol has held the WBA World Light Heavyweight title, which he has held since 2017. He was promoted from a secondary belt to the Super version on October 9, 2019. As of May 2024, Bivol has defended this title six times.


IBO World Light Heavyweight

On November 14, 2023, it was announced that Bivol would be facing Lyndon Arthur, the IBO light heavyweight champion. The championship fight took place on December 23, 2023, at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Bivol secured a dominant victory, winning by unanimous decision with all three judges scoring the bout 120–107 in his favor.


Dmitry Bivol Title Defenses

Since Dmitry Bivol's WBA belt was elevated to the Super version in 2019, he has successfully defended it 6 times. Among these defenses was a legendary bout against Canelo Alvarez, the current undisputed champion at super middleweight.


ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocation
Win22–0Lyndon ArthurUD1223 Dec 2023Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Win21–0Gilberto RamírezUD125 Nov 2022Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win20–0Canelo ÁlvarezUD127 May 2022T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
Win19–0Umar SalamovUD1211 Dec 2021KRK Uralets, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Win18–0Craig RichardsUD121 May 2021AO Arena, Manchester, England
Win17–0Lenin CastilloUD1212 Oct 2019Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.




Last Updated On May 22, 2024

FAQs

A. Dmitry Bivol currently holds the WBA World Super Light Heavyweight and IBO World Light Heavyweight belts.

A. Bivol has defended the WBA World Super Light Heavyweight belt six times.

A. Dmitry Bivol is 33 years old. 

A. Dmitry Bivol's next bout is against Malik Zinad on June 1, 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A. The Bivol vs. Beterbiev fight was postponed due to Beterbiev undergoing surgery on his right knee.

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