Dmitry Bivol is a Russian professional boxer who competes in the Light Heavyweight category. The Soviet Kyrgyzstan-born athlete made a name for himself as an amateur by winning Gold at the 2013 World Combat Games. Since turning pro a year later in 2014, he has enjoyed an unbeaten career that has seen him hold the WBA light-heavyweight title since 2017.
Bivol’s outstanding career has seen him amass a net worth of $1 million. That figure will surely increase by the end of 2022 following his high-profile win against the legendary Canelo Alvarez in May. The Russian is expected to make upwards of $2 million from the fight. Among his many fans, Bivol’s wife Ekaterina and their two kids are always by his side supporting him as he aims to achieve greatness in the sport.
Dmitry Bivol Bio
- Full Name: Dmitry Yuryevich Bivol
- Date of Birth: 18 December 1990
- Dmitry Bivol Age: 31 years old
- Place of Birth: Tokmak, Kyrgyz SSR, Soviet Union (Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan)
- Nationality: Russian
- Ethnicity: Mixed (Moldovan-Korean)
- Parents: Yelena and Yuriy Bivol
- Dmitry Bivol Wife: Ekaterina Bivol
- Children: Miron Bivol and Nikon Bivol
- Profession: Boxer
- Weight: Light Heavyweight
- Height: 6 feet 0 inches (183 cm)
- Reach: 183 cm (72 inches)
- Net Worth: $1 million
- Instagram: bivol_d
Dmitry Bivol is a Russian of Moldovan-Korean Decent
Dmitry Bivol was born in the city of Tokmok, Kyrgyz SSR, what is present-day Kyrgyzstan. His father is a Moldovan man named Yuriy while his mother Yelena is an ethnic Korean from Kyrgyzstan. The boxer was raised in his birth country by his farmer parents until the age of 11 years old when his family migrated to Russia for economic reasons. He would go on to spend the rest of his life in Russia, a country he now identifies as his country of origin.
Bivol is Happily Married to His Wife Ekaterina
Dmitry Bivol was about 23 years old when he got married. He married his longtime girlfriend Ekaterina on the 17th of July 2013 in Russia. The pair are reported to have started dating when they were 16 years of age. They dated for almost a decade before opting to spend the rest of their lives together.
Not much is known about Ekaterina but she appears to be a native of Russia. She was born in 1990, the same year as her husband, but is however older by months as she celebrates her birthday on October 1 while Dmitry was born on 18 December 1990. It is not clear what she does for a living but kate, as she is fondly called, describes herself as a “desperate housewife” and “huge sports fan” on her Instagram page.
Dmitry Bivol’s wife is definitely her husband’s biggest fan as she is always quick to point out how great he is as a boxer on her social media. She enjoys posting photos of either him or her holding his title with the caption “And Still”, a nod to Bivol’s long run as the WBC Light Heavyweight Champion.
Dmitry and Ekaterina Are Proud Parents of Two Boys
About a year after they got married, Dmitry Bivol and his wife became first-time parents. They had a son named Miron in November 2014. The couple waited for another three years before they added to their family. They did so with the birth of another son named Nikon on the 17th of February 2017.
How Dmitry Bivol Amassed His $1 Million Net Worth
Dmitry Bivol has enjoyed an outstanding career as a professional boxer. He is yet to be defeated and has held the WBA light-heavyweight title since 2017. It is therefore no surprise that he is ranked as the world’s second-best active light-heavyweight boxer by The Ring magazine, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and cable sports channel ESPN.
Bivol was 6 years old when he took interest in boxing. He spent his formative years learning the ins and outs of the sport before starting to compete at an amateur level. At the age of 15, he won Gold at the 2005 European School Championships in Tver. The following year, he won Gold at both the European Cadet Championships in Tirana and the Cadet World Championships in Istanbul. He kept up these performances all through his amateur years, winning a total of 2 world championships at the junior (U-17) level. He also won the Russian national amateur boxing championships twice, amassing an amateur record of 268–15 before turning pro in 2014.
Dmitry Bivol’s first pro fight was a win against Jorge Rodriguez Olivera. The fight, which was scheduled for six rounds, ended in its final round with a TKO. The Russian boxer would go on to win his first six fights by knockout, winning the vacant WBC–USNBC Silver light-heavyweight title after his fourth fight and the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title after the fifth.
Bivol won the WBA Interim light-heavyweight title in 2016 after his fight against Felix Valera whom he defeated by Unanimous Decision. He was elevated to full champion in 2017 and has successfully defended it eight times.
What is Dmitry Bivol Height?
Dmitry Bivol’s height is listed at 6 feet 0 inches (183 cm). While he can clearly be described as a tall man, he is shorter than the average boxer in the light heavyweight division. According to fightmatrix.com, the average height of a boxer in the division is 6 feet 1 inch, an inch taller than he is. Regardless, this has not been a problem for him in the ring as he enjoys an undefeated career. His last opponent, Umar Salamov, stands at 6 feet 3.5 inches but still lost to him.