Bivol treats Beterbiev as the most dangerous opponent

Dmitry Bivol publicly responded to a cryptic remark made by his opponent Artur Beterbiev. During a recent question session about the fight, when asked about Bivol, Beterbiev simply said, "He knows." Bivol, puzzled by this comment, retorted, "Ask him what he knows. I didn’t talk to him."

Both fighters are entering this match with an undefeated record. Dmitry Bivol has vanquished opponents such as Lyndon Arthur, Gilberto Ramirez, and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez recently. Artur Beterbiev has defeated Callum Smith, Callum Johnson, and Anthony Yarde. Additionally, he holds three championship belts.

Bivol acknowledges the difficulty of the fight ahead due to Beterbiev's credentials. He stated, "Yeah of course he’s the toughest fight of my career because he has three belts. He’s a last step before the goal. Yes, and I treat him as the most dangerous opponent." This contest is pivotal for Bivol's career as he aims to cement his legacy in boxing history.

His strategy includes preparing for various outcomes and maintaining flexibility during the fight. It emphasizes "the need for space for improvisation in addition to fixed plans," reflecting his approach towards handling both positive and negative scenarios that may arise.

The undercard features a '5 on 5 contest' organized by Matchroom and Queensberry Promotions. The specific rules of the main event will be fully detailed later this week.