Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol – A professional boxer who has held the WBA light-heavyweight title since 2017.

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Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol was born on March 6, 1984. He was born in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia and is also known by his ring name Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Like many boxers, he has had a difficult path to achieve the level of success in his career. As he climbed through various lower-class organizations around Europe. After continuously fighting young fighters with little experience and facing tough competition, he became a champion at middleweight. And then super middleweight divisions in Europe during 2005 to 2007 before coming to America for the 2008 Olympic games.

He is the current WBA lightweight champion and has won 16 of his 20 fights. In 2015, he interviewe with Fight Magazine where he talked about how his success in the sport was not plan. But rather something That just happen because “I am where I am.”. In 2016, Dmitry Bivol made waves when he took on former Olympic Gold Medalist Vasyl Lomachenko at Madison Square Garden in New York City. And came very close to defeating him before losing by split decision.

Dmitry Bivol WBA light heavyweight champion

“I am breaking new ground in the boxing world and plan to become a star but this time. I have nothing to do with drugs, I was born in Russia, grew up in Morocco and just became a light heavyweight champion with my impressive performance against Sullivan Barrera. for me, becoming a champion was never about winning or fame but about living up to my potential as an athlete by not relying on outside assistance”. The victory is 100% mine because I found a way under pressure when others would have given up the fight. That led me to be recognize as the No 2 boxer in WBA rankings.”

It has been incredibly hard for me during these 10 years of my career so far to stay focused on what matters.

Dmitry Bivol Professional boxing record

Dmitry Bivol is a professional boxer, currently rank as the world’s best in two different weight classes by The Ring magazine. He became Russia’s first ever world champion in boxing. Claiming the WBA light heavyweight title on 10 November 2016 after defeating Nadjib Mohammedi.

Bivol was born on 24 July 1990 to Azeri parents and has lived in Saint Petersburg. Since he was three years old. He started boxing at aged seven and turned professional aged 21. At a time when the country’s national amateur title eluded him.

Bivol’s Early life and amateur career

Dmitry Bivol is a Russian boxer who fights in the light heavyweight division. Bivol was born on October 28, 1992, in Tyumen, Russia. 

He began amateur boxing at 14 years of age and signed with Universum Boxing Promotions two years later.

In 2013 Bivol won the bronze medal at the World Championships (2013) and qualified for the Olympic Games (2016). He also won a silver medal at the 2015 European Amateur Boxing Championships and three gold medals at European Youth Olympics Games (2010), as well as gold medals in several tournaments of WSB-ABF preliminaries to become number one by AIBA Ranking list.