Bivol is not surprised by his underdog status in his fight with Beterbiev

Dmitry Bivol, WBA light-heavyweight champion of the world, told how he feels about the fact that he is the underdog in the fight with Artur Beterbiev, the WBO, WBC, IBF world champion.

"No, I wasn't surprised. People can have their opinion. It doesn't matter which one. Arthur has proven that he wins his fights by knockout. So it's easy to say, 'He's going to win by knockout.' Because he has good skills and no defeats. In my opinion, Arthur is a strong guy with 100% wins by knockout. But at the same time it excites me - I want to fight such a powerful puncher, - said Bivol in an interview with Seconds Out.

Bivol's fight with Artur Beterbiev was scheduled for June 1, but Artur Beterbiev was injured and withdrew from the fight.