Photo: Dmitry Bivol and Sullivan Barrera

Sergey Kovalev doubts the victory of his compatriot.

Champion WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev has shared his expectations regarding the upcoming fight WBA champion Dmitry Bivol and contender Sullivan Barrera.

“I think Bivol win barrero. Dmitry younger, more talented, focused and disciplined. Bivol strong. He’s already proven that he can fight, he is a smart fighter. Barrera for Bivol – a step towards the big fights.

Sorry that my fight with Barrera failed to organize. Barrera has decided that it is more profitable to fight with Bivol. Maybe he believes that Bivol has not enough experience, strength or technique. He will get this fight less money, but believes they can win. It’s his choice. I respect his choice and let’s see what happens on March 3.

Now I’m not thinking about this situation and focused on the upcoming fight with Igor Michalkin. I need another fight to show people that I can fight with the best fighters.

I think after this fight I will meet with strong boxers of our weight, but I don’t want to look behind the next opponent. Now I need to focus on the match, which will be held on March 3,” — quoted Boxingscene Kovalev.

Earlier, the promoter Kovalev told, who sees a rival of Sergei after the battle with Mihalkin.

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