Bivol responded to Benavides' challenge

Dmitry Bivol, the WBA light heavyweight champion of the world, has responded to the challenge posed to him by David Benavides, the WBC interim world champion in the division.

"I've heard about it. I respect David as a fighter. He's a great fighter. What he says about the fights against me and Beterbiev shows that he's a great boxer, that he wants to achieve more, that he's confident. It's good, what else to say," said Bivol in an interview with Fight Hub TV.

Recall, Benavides won the WBC championship belt by unanimous decision over Alexander Gvozdyk last Sunday.