Dmitry Bivol to defend WBA light-heavyweight title against Joe Smith Jr | Boxing News |

Dmitry Bivol to defend WBA light-heavyweight title against Joe Smith Jr | Boxing News |

Dmitry Bivol to defend WBA light-heavyweight title against Joe Smith Jr | Boxing News |

Dmitry Bivol will make his fifth title defence against Joe Smith Jr

Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA world light-heavyweight title against American Joe Smith Jr in March, live on Sky Sports.

Bivol moved to 15-0 with a comprehensive points win over former unified champion Jean Pascal in November, his fourth successful defence since claiming the WBA belt in 2017 with a first-round knockout of Trent Broadhurst.

The Russian has signed a promotion deal with Matchroom Boxing USA, with the date and venue of the fight to confirmed at a press conference in New York on Friday.

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