Artur Beterbiev is the definition of a prizefighter. Seldom does he give a quote, as he is more so prone to just look to knockout his opponent come fight night, as staying active has been Beterbiev’s biggest opponent thus far.
The WBO, WBC and IBF light heavyweight champion has been asked often about the WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, which would crown an undisputed champion in the division.
“…if we sign contract, I will start to learn him you know,” Beterbiev said of Bivol in an interview with iFL TV to promote his upcoming U.K. fight on January 28 title defense against popular U.K. fighter Anthony Yarde. “But before [a fight with Bivol is announced], I don’t [watch Bivol fight]. I’m not really fan of boxing. I don’t want to watch him.”
The 37-year-old fighter made it clear, he is more than willing to watch a Bivol fight, but only when the contracts are signed. Beterbiev is scheduled to fight Yarde, if successful, his next defense will be against Callum Smith. After those fights, if he still holds the belt, he can entertain a Dmitry Bivol fight.