This Saturday, World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (16-0, 11 KOs) will be defending his world title against Lenin Castillo (20-2-1, 15 KOs). The fight will be taking place at Wintrust Arena in Chicago and be broadcast on DAZN.
“I’m very excited to be in Chicago, this is my first time here and I like it here very much,” said the 28-year-old, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia. “Big beautiful buildings, very nice people and it’s a very clean city. I’m glad that I’m fighting here on Saturday night. I’m very happy that there are a lot of Kyrgyzstan, Russian and Ukrainian fans in addition to so many local fans coming to the fight.”
“I know for Castillo this a big opportunity but we’ve prepared very well in Los Angeles and I look forward to putting on a great performance for those in attendance and watching on DAZN. Since I became a world champion over two years ago I’ve wanted the toughest challenges and the biggest fights, either world title unification fights or any of the top names.”
It will be Bivol’s fifth defense of his title that he won back in November of 2017. He will be coming into the fight after previously beating Joe Smith Jr. by a wide unanimous decision back in March. Castillo has stopped all eight of his opponents in his last eight victories.