Gilberto Ramirez Hoping for a Brutal War with Dmitry Bivol
For light heavyweight fighter Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KO’s), he could not be more content. This is due to it being fight week for his showdown with WBA 175-pound champion Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KO’s). The two will collide in the belly of the Etihad Arena, located in Abu Dhabi this November 5.
In his last duel, Bivol, 31, thoroughly out-boxed and outclassed undisputed super middleweight champion and boxing darling Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Despite the craftsmanship of that performance, Zurdo, 31, is hoping that Bivol throws more caution into the wind during their affair.
While speaking to the EsNews Ramirez delved a bit deeper into his thoughts on the matter:
“Let the fight happen. The people and the fans want to see those kind of fights. And it’s good for boxing – two of the greatest in the ring. We have to make history; that’s why we are here in boxing, because we have to have a legacy!”
I’M TOO PRETTY TO LOSE!
Like any fighter worthy of his ring trunks, it’s imperative that a boxer radiate with self-confidence. This does not seem to be a problem for Ramirez, who believes that some traditional and non-traditional elements will aid him in victory.
“I have my reach, I’m handsome and I think I am smart in the ring too. I take my time, I stay patient. I think that I am better than Bivol and everyone will know!”
Any world title shot is an important one, but this opportunity will be special one for Zurdo. That is because he is being presented with the chance to become a two-time world champion. The proud Mexican pugilist has had the pleasure of holding the WBO super middleweight title. He originally defeated Arthur Abraham for the title and went onto stage five successful title defenses. Here he can become champion anew and get a measure of pay-back for Mexico by toppling Bivol and taking his belt. Luckily though, none of us have that long to wait to get to this thrilling, but definitive, conclusion!
By: Bakari Simpson