Dmitry Bivol will make his 11th defence of the WBA light heavyweight title when he takes on Lyndon Arthur at the end of December.

The men are fighting as part of the "Day of Reckoning" in Saudi Arabia, and for Bivol it will be his first action of 2023. The 32-year-old was last in the ring in Nov. 2022, when he defeated Gilberto Ramírez by unanimous decision.

Looking to take Bivol's title is Arthur, who is preparing for his third fight of the year. The Briton claimed the vacant IBO light heavyweight title in his last bout, a 10th-round knockout victory against Braian Nahuel Suarez.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Dmitry Bivol vs. Lyndon Arthur.

Dmitry Bivol vs Lyndon Arthur

When is Dmitry Bivol vs Lyndon Arthur?
  • Date: Saturday, December 23.
  • Start time: 7 p.m. UK / 2 p.m. ET

    The event is set to begin at 7 p.m. UK / 2 p.m. ET, these timings are subject to change. 

    What has been said?

    Bivol has been speaking about being part of the stacked card in Saudi Arabia. 

    “I’m so thankful to be a part of this big event. It’s great,” he said. 

    “I want to say thank you to Saudi Arabia and to Turki Alalshikh for what he’s making for not only me but for boxing fans. 

    “I think both of these guys deserve their own show, and we will see.”

    Asked about what he expects from Arthur, he continued: “I don’t know about him too much, but I know he's the world champion, and he’s disciplined. 

    “He’s got good boxing skills, and he’s tall. Of course, I will take him seriously.

    “Every time I’m going to fight, I look at my opponent like he’s the most dangerous fighter in the world.”



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