Artur Beterbiev has sights set on one name after Anthony Yarde fight

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WBO, WBC and IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev has his sights set on an undisputed clash with WBA title-holder Dmitry Bivol. 

Beterbiev returns to action on Saturday night when he faces Britain's Anthony Yarde with many backing the 38-year-old to make easy work of Yarde. 

If Beterbiev does emerge victorious, then an undisputed fight with Bivol will surely be in his plans and it is a contest that the unified 175lb champion is eager to pursue. 

"Of course, of course I want this fight,” Beterbiev told iFL TV when asked about facing Bivol.

“I want this fight.”

The only thing that may scupper a fight with Bivol in the immediate future would be if the WBA champion decides to face Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in a rematch, but this is something which isn't on Beterbiev's mind. 

“I’m not thinking about it,” Beterbiev responded when asked about the prospect of a Bivol vs. Canelo Alvarez rematch. 

Bivol is someone who has also expressed his desire to face Beterbiev and will have a keen eye on Saturday's contest at the OVO Arena Wembley. 

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