Bivol and Lenin face to face in Chicago

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Bivol and Lenin face to face in Chicago
Bivol and Lenin face to face in Chicago. Photo: Ed Mulholland

The city of Chicago will be addressed with boxing this weekend at the Wintrust Arena. The last press conference of the bout between Dmitry Bivol and Lenin Castillo was held on Thursday to see who will claim the WBA Light Heavyweight world title.

The press conference featured all the fighters who will see action on Saturday, including Bivol and his challenger Castillo, who poured their impressions of what this electrifying match will be.

“I’ve had trouble finding rivals; I appreciate Castillo for taking the challenge. I hope to put on a good show this Saturday and retain my crown”, Bivol said.

Castillo knows he won’t have an easy test, but is in reach of what he’s always dreamed of, to harvest a world crown: “Thank you to Bivol for giving me a chance, I won’t miss this chance”, the Dominican fighter said.
Bivol and Castillo will attend the official weigh-in ceremony tomorrow.

Bivol has a record of 16 wins, no losses, and 11 knockouts, while Castillo has a balance of 20 wins, 2 losses, and 15 knockouts.


WBA Ratings movements as of September 2019

WBA Ratings movements as of September 2019



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