The WBA light heavyweight world champion Russian Dmitry Bivol admitted that he was not satisfied with his performance in a fight with Briton Craig Richards. According to Dmitry, he could not win a more confident victory due to a long downtime.
“I’m not happy, but I’m fine. I had a long rest, and I entered the ring after a year and a half. But all is well. My opponent is an excellent fighter and acted well during the fight. He is smart and pondered his moves throughout the fight. There is no doubt about my victory. I let Craig recover in several rounds, but delivered more clean punches during the fight. I respect him and respected him before the fight. I think Richars will be able to bring problems to any fighter in our division.
Craig moved a lot. It is difficult to box with a fighter who moves a lot and has a lot of speed. He’s a good boxer, but I had more weapons in my arsenal.
I am glad that I have one more protection in my track record. Now, of course, I want to combine the titles. I did not have the possibility of a unification battle, so it was decided to carry out another defense. I believe that one day I will become the undisputed world champion, which is why I work and train so hard, ”said Bivol.
Recall that Dmitry and Craig fought on May 1 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Bivol won by unanimous decision.