Artur Beterbiev vs Dmitry Bivol set for June 1 in Saudi Arabia
The boxing world is set for a major event as Artur Beterbiev will face Dmitry Bivol on June 1 in Saudi Arabia. The fight will determine the undisputed light heavyweight championship, a title eagerly awaited by boxing enthusiasts.
This news was brought to light by Turki Alalshikh on "The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani." Alalshikh highlighted that not only will Beterbiev battle Bivol on June 1st but also mentioned changes to another anticipated fight between Fury and Usyk, for which a new date has not been specified yet.
Accompanying the main event is an undercard packed with action, presented by Matchroom Boxing and Queensberry Promotions. Both are preparing a five vs five series of fights which promise to be equally engaging.
The contrasting styles of Beterbiev and Bivol add to this event's attraction. With each fighter having very different approaches to their craft, their clash is set to be an intriguing encounter for pure boxing fans around the globe.
Artur Beterbiev, at 39 years old, holds the WBC, IBF, and WBO titles. His last bout was on January 13, 2023, in Quebec City against Callum Smith. Beterbiev emerged victorious, stopping his opponent in the seventh round.
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Dmitry Bivol is currently 33 years old and the holder of the WBA title. His previous fight took place in Saudi Arabia on December 23, 2022. He won against Lyndon Arthur by a dominant decision after going the full twelve rounds.