“That Fight Will Be a Murder Scene”: Fans Not Happy With Eddie Hearn’s Choice for Dmitry Bivol’s Next Fight

Published 09/09/2023, 10:17 AM EDT

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In the boxing world, where punches, drama, and unexpected turns intertwine, every fight announcement becomes a sensation. Eddie Hearn, a name synonymous with big boxing bouts, recently dropped a bombshell. He hinted at Dmitry Bivol possibly stepping into the ring against Lyndon Arthur. Two fighters, one title, and a world of anticipation.

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The WBA light-heavyweight world title hangs in the balance, and opinions? They’re as varied as the punches in a boxing match. But here’s the twist: Not everyone is looking at this with the same excitement and thrill. Boxing matchups are like recipes – some ingredients blend seamlessly, while others, well, they raise eyebrows. And this one? It’s definitely not your usual blend.

Is Eddie Hearn making the right call with Bivol’s next bout?

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Dmitry Bivol, a name that echoed in the boxing arenas, has been absent for quite a while. His hiatus from the ring left fans in suspense, eagerly waiting for his return. When Eddie Hearn hinted at his comeback against Lyndon Arthur, it rekindled the anticipation. But the reactions? They varied widely.

Firstly, one fan believes this fight might be too intense or mismatched, almost akin to witnessing a “murder scene.” This sentiment stems from Bivol’s impressive track record and the reputation he’s built over the years.

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Then, there’s another fan who seemed certain about Arthur standing no chance against the might of Bivol. The prevailing perception is that Lyndon might be biting off more than he can chew.

Another voice from the fan base viewed the match differently. To him, it’s a decent warm-up for Bivol, especially after his long layoff. And post this bout? He hopes Bivol will set his sights on unifying the title with Beterbiev.

One user’s reaction highlighted the audacity of Arthur. He appreciated Arthur’s courage but quickly pointed out that Bivol is possibly a league ahead, hinting at a likely mismatch.

Another fan summed up his views by equating the match to “bullying”. In boxing, such strong words echo the sentiment of an uneven playing field.

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It’s undeniable that the matchup between Bivol and Arthur is stirring emotions and sparking debates across the boxing community. While some view it as a mismatch, others see it as a bold challenge. Yet, underlying all these opinions is a collective eagerness to witness the bout. After all, every fight brings its own set of unpredictabilities, moments of triumph, and lessons.

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Will this match live up to the massive expectations or surprise everyone with an unexpected outcome? What’s your take? Do you think Arthur has a wildcard move up his sleeve, or will Bivol’s return be the grand spectacle everyone predicts?

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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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