Radivoke Kalajdzic Ready To Face Sullivan Barrera, Eyes Dmitrii Bivol Next

Light heavyweight contender Radivoke Kalajdzic returns to the ring Wednesday at the Whitesands Events Center in Plant City, Florida, facing fellow world title challenger Sullivan Barrera in a 10-round bout.

With a championship fight possibly awaiting the winner, Kalajdzic (28-2, 20 KOs), who most recently stopped Mickey Ellison last September, says he is fully focused on Barrera.

“Barrera is a quality fighter,” Kallajdzic said. “I have a lot of respect for him. He has competed at the top level and fought the best out there.

“I haven’t overlooked this fight for one second. This is light heavyweight boxing – anyone can get caught cold. However, I believe I can stop Sullivan Barrera this Wednesday and put the division on notice again.”

Kalajdzic, who joined ProBox TV in 2023, has reasserted his position in the world rankings and now has his sights set on challenging 175-champion Dmitrii Bivol.

“Look, I have all my focus on Barrera right now, and want to show my class against him on Wednesday night,” Kalajdzic said. “But I will leave it down to my team, Ryan Rickey and ProBox TV, to push for the Bivol fight.

“We were close to making that fight last year, but he chose the easier fight with Lyndon Arthur. That makes no odds to me; we can fight next or I can work myself into a mandatory position.

“Whatever we need to do to make the fight with Bivol, we will after I make a statement this Wednesday against Barrera.”

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