Gilberto Ramirez: “Bivol Never Sent A Contract To My Team! He Is Hiding!”

Gilberto Ramirez Dismisses Claims He Turned Down A Dmitry Bivol Bout

Gilberto Ramirez speaks; Bivol stands in the middle of the ring.
Gilberto Ramirez (left) speaks on rumors of turning down Dmitry Bivol fight.

Gilberto Ramirez Denies Previously Turning Down An Offer From Dmitry Bivol

In December 2021 Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (43-0, 29 KOs) stopped Yunieski Gonzalez to become the mandatory challenger for WBA Light Heavyweight Super Champion Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs). However, the champ suddenly and surprisingly went dark.

That is until he recently made an unsubstantiated claim that “Zurdo” had turned down an offer to fight him.

Bivol was quoted in a recent boxing news report, which was also picked up by other media outlets, saying:

“I know for a fact that my team did offer Team Ramirez to fight me December 11th in Russia, and the purse offered was about the same as what I was offered to fight him on a [Golden Boy Promotions] show. He rejected the offer.”  

Dmitry Bivol – WBA Light Heavyweight Champion

Ramirez responded:

“I don’t know why he’s saying they offered a fight to me but he must be really confused. To be clear there was never a contract that was sent to my team or Golden Boy for a fight; unlike how a contract was delivered to him and his team from Golden Boy for the December bout.

“I’m confused why he continues to be a pawn and create false narratives and tries everything to hide from this fight. It’s just a matter of time before that belt comes to where it belongs.”

Gilberto Ramirez – Former WBO Super Middleweight Champion

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Ramirez, the first Mexican to capture the World super middleweight title, is a former WBO Champion, who earned his title shot against Bivol by winning his WBA Title Eliminator versus Gonzalez.

“After Bivol, Joe Smith is my next target since he has my belt [WBO] that I had at 168 pounds. I am the best light heavyweight out there and it’s not even close. There’s a reason why these champs are scared to call my name, but soon they won’t have a choice.

“I would end Smith in less than 6 rounds.”

Gilberto Ramirez – Former WBO Super Middleweight Champion

Bivol also said in the aforementioned story: 

“My motivation and my ambitions have not changed for a long time. I want to fight the best. I want to prove that I am the best in my division.”

Dmitry Bivol – WBA Light Heavyweight Champion

Guess what, Dmitry, 43-0 “Zurdo” is the best!

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