Eddie Hearn wants to make Gilberto Ramirez vs Dmitry Bivol
British promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to make a fight between WBA ‘Super’ Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (17-0, 11ko), and former WBO Super Middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27ko).
This is good news for Zurdo, who pulled out of the WBC title eliminator against former WBC Silver champion “Sir” Marcus Browne. It was the second time the Mexican fighter pulled out of a fight with championship implications.
Furthermore, being ranked number four by the WBA, it was suspected a fight with Bivol could happen. Now it seems that could become a reality.
During an interview with IFL TV, the Matchroom Boxing/DAZN promoter dropped the news of making an offer to Zurdo.
“I like the Gilberto Ramirez fight. It’s a fight I am trying to make for the summer. We are talking, and I have offered him the Dmitry Bivol fight.”
Now this is huge, especially considering how both men are in a tough spot.
THE WOES OF BOTH FIGHTERS
The WBA champion is a high-risk, low-reward type of fighter. Even with him being a world champion, it has been hard getting into the mix with some of the bigger names in the sport. One reason is the light heavyweight division is controlled by Top Rank. Next, any unification is on hold until the rescheduling of the WBO championship fight between Joe Smith Jr and Maxim Vlasov is taken care of.
On the other hand, issues for Ramirez started when he divorced Top Rank back in 2019. The former world champion went into business for himself with Zurdo promotions. Furthermore, campaigning at light heavyweight, he arranged a fight with Alfonso Lopez to close out 2020.
Despite being offered two title eliminators, the buzz surrounding the former champion has been fairly bleak. So this could be the final opportunity for him to get back into the spotlight. Neither fighter is considered a household name, but fans are always intrigued whenever you get two young, in-their-prime, undefeated fighters in the ring for a championship.
3kingsboxing will continue to follow this story for further development.
By: Garrisson Bland