Dmitry Bivol could be the best light heavyweight in the world but he has come back down to earth. Everyone does at the top level. Bivol is not the lights out puncher we assumed. But he does have fast hands, great balance and pedigree. We think he will be a step ahead of Smith. Smith has been inactive and struggling. We believe god given talent will prevail in this fight. We see Bivol winning by late mercy stoppage or a clear decision if Smith settles into survival mode. Smith is simply too easy to hit for a sharpshooter like Bivol. So the Pick is Dmitry Bivol to remain Champion of the World.