- Dmitry Bivol Could End 14-month Layoff On Jan 13 In Las Vegas
- There Has Been A Struggle To Find A Suitable Opponent For Bivol
- Former Title Challenger Radivoje Kalajdzic Has Agreed To All Terms
Dmitry Bivol, who is considered one of boxing’s top fighters, is expected to end a 14-month layoff on January 13 in the United States.
Matchroom Boxing requested a permit to promote a show at the brand-new Fontainebleau Resort And Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on Jan 13.
The site is expected to host Bivol’s next fight which will be the sixth defence of his WBA Light Heavyweight title and stream live on DAZN.
There has been a struggle to match the 21-0 champion with numerous fighters including Joshua Buatsi and Lyndon Arthur uninterested in a title shot.
Dmitry Bivol vs Radivoje Kalajdzic Next?
US-based Radivoje Kalajdzic (28-2, 20 KOs) is not one that is scared of the challenge though.
Kalajdzic has revealed to Sport Klub that he has accepted all terms to face Bivol next and now it is up to Matchroom who they pick as Bivol’s Opponent.
The Serbian is of the understanding that he is one on a shortlist of two or three opponents who are being considered for Bivol’s next contest.
Kalajdzic has previously challenged Artur Beterbiev for his IBF Light Heavyweight title but succumbed to a 5th-round knockout defeat.
Four wins in a row though, including an 8th-round TKO win over Britain’s Mickey Ellison in September, has put him back in the title mix.
Jan 13 Undercard Possibilities
Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that he could stage a WBA Featherweight title clash between undefeated contenders Raymond Ford and Otabek Kholmatov on the undercard – although terms are not agreed yet, NoSmokeSport understands.
Heavyweight prospect Johnny Fisher could have his next fight on the show too. The Southern Area champion has long been waiting to bring his big army of fans to a Vegas fight.