The cutman of the WBC / IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, Russ Anber, disagrees that there are no calls for the Russian in the 175-pound division right now.
“If Kovalev wins, it will be a big fight for Arthur. There is Bivol, he is the world champion. This is a big fight. There are several fights. Callum Johnson demands revenge, although Arthur stopped him in the war. It was one of those fights that did not lasts a long time, but it turned out to be exciting. Johnson managed to drop Beterbiev.
A few more guys are climbing up, which may arouse interest, especially given Beterbiev’s downtime. So I don’t believe he lacks rivals. Perhaps there are no big names among them, but Beterbiev himself is famous, he is of interest. I think there are a number of opponents to fight with. Whoever Beterbiev fights with, it will be an exciting duel.
The question is who in the division wants to fight him. Would you like to put your fighter against him in the place of Bivol’s or Kovalev’s managers? I think people have this question, “- said Russ Anber in an interview with Matt Casavant.