Dmitry Bivol will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Heavyweight Championship this Saturday against Sullivan Barrera at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The Russian champion will make the first defense of his title against the Cuban boxer, and both went face to face during the last press conference before their fight on Saturday, March 3rd.
Bivol has become one of the most important names in the division due to his last fights and the different titles he has won with the body. The champion thanked everyone involved in his ascending career and highlighted the importance of fighting in New York in defense of his title.
The Cuban challenger also talked to the press present in the venue and assured he wants to make a great fight and provide a great show for those who attend the evening.
This Friday, they will go to the scales to meet the 175 pounds of this weight division in the weigh-in ceremony. Bivol has 12 professional fights and has won all, with 10 knockouts, while Barrera has 21 wins, 1 loss and 14 knockouts.