Image: Dmitry Bivol could fight on Haney vs. Prograis card on December 9th on DAZN PPV

Promoter Eddie Hearn is checking out the possibility of consisting of Dmitry Bivol on the undercard of the Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis fight on December 9th. Bivol, who acquired appeal in the U.S. after beating Canelo Alvarez in 2015, might possibly enhance the buy rate for the occasion. However, it stays unsure whether Bivol will consent to take part on that date, as the leading competitors in the WBA’s 175-lb rankings have actually decreased to face him. Bivol’s current battles against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez and Canelo Alvarez have actually seen him headlining, so combating on the undercard would be an action in reverse for him. Hearn remains in conversations with DAZN about the circumstance, however if Bivol decreases, it’s uncertain what other choices are offered for him. The WBA light heavyweight champ requires to return to the ring after not completing because November of in 2015 due to a hand injury. While he had actually wished for a rematch with Canelo, it appears the Mexican star is preventing that possibility. Financially, it might not make good sense for DAZN to include Bivol to the December 9th card, as Haney will currently be getting a significant handbag. Although Haney might not have the exact same level of skill as Bivol, his status as an American and higher appeal make him a more valuable fighter. Bivol has actually acquired a track record for being prevented by challengers due to the substantial threat he positions without the matching monetary benefit. His remarkable abilities in the ring make him an unfavorable challenger for numerous fighters. Additionally, Bivol’s Russian background has actually unjustly resulted in his politicization and prospective seclusion within the boxing neighborhood. All these elements have actually added to Bivol not discovering a challenger yet.

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