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Dmitriy Bivol Makes Short Work Of Broadhurst; KO1 Fun For St Pete Pugilist

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Dmitriy Bivol sent a message, with his gloved fist delivered quite forcefully to the face of Trent Broadhurst, that he isn’t to be trifled with.

In round one in a bout taking place in Monte Carlo, and on HBO, the light heavyweight Bivol landed a thunderbolt right and it was a done deal.

In round one, the ref called a knockdown off a push, for Bivol. No matter, the fighter born in Kzyrgstan and bred in Russia, stalked his Aussie foe and a straight right almost at the bell dropped him hard and clean and for the duration. Broadhurst landed on his back, his right leg folded over the left, and happily, got to his feet quickly. There was no need to count, he went down LIKE THAT.

Bivol went to 12-0, with his tenth KO.

The replay showed the fake knockdown was a push; but the KO blow split the guard, right down the middle, and Roy Jones said that the kid punches harder than Sergey Kovalev.

So, Bivol is 26 and yes, only has 12 pro bouts, but he holds the WBA strap. Who should the fighting pride of St Pete (Russia) target next?

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