OROne of the most talked about fights is the fight between the Russians Arthur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) and Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) in the weight category up to 175 pounds. divisions, but this battle may not take place and the promoter Bob Arum will be responsible for it.
However, the Top Rank owner is open to negotiations and does not completely close the door for this fight to take place where Beterbiev or Bivol could be hailed as king of the light heavyweight division.
Why didn’t Arum let him fight?
Typically, or almost always, professional-level boxing fights are held under contracts between promoters, boxers, or even on television and streaming sites.
For this reason, Bob Arum would think twice about borrowing his great diamond, Russian-Canadian Artur Beterbiev, to fight Dmitry Bivol, who earned great fame for defeating Canelo Alvarez.
For Bob Arum, however, what really matters at the moment is not who Bivol beats, but the profits that his company and his boxer can make from broadcast rights as well as pay-per-view.
Differences between representatives of boxers
At the same time, Arum, being the owner of Top Rank, has a contract with ESPN, and Bivol with Eddie Hearnwho has an arrangement with DAZN, a company that the American businessman doesn’t like and has already thrown a dart at them.
“One thing with Beterbiev is that now that he is known to the public and so many people have seen him, so we will not put on a fight.”dead zone‘ (DAZN) for all to see,” Arum told boxing scene.
Even a few days ago, Arum also mentioned that DASD have an average audience, since in addition to the fact that the platform does not publish the number of subscribers and rarely publishes view metrics in the events it has.
However, Arum doesn’t want to be the show’s bad guy and states that if Hearn (Bivol’s promoter) wants this fight to be for his fighter, he should let the fight take place. ESPN.