Gilberto Ramirez Desires Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol | REAL COMBAT MEDIA


LAS VEGAS (March 31, 2021) – Former world super-middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) is on the hunt and his targets are undefeated Russians, Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol, respectively, the reigning WBC/IBF and WBA Tremendous mild heavyweight World champions.

The 29-year-old Ramirez, who lately signed an unique promotional contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, is presently ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, by the WBA and WBO.

Ramirez was unimpressed by Beterbiev’s current combat and he wonders the place Bivol has been the previous 1 ½ years, as a result of he hasn’t been within the ring.

In his first combat in 519 days (Oct. 12, 2019), Beterbiev confirmed indicators of rust and probably age (36) throughout his 10th spherical technical knockout of his comparatively unknown German opponent, Adam Deines (19-2-1, 10 KOs). Now, Beterbiev is speaking about subsequent preventing the winner of the April 10th Joe Smith, Jr. (26-3, 21 KOs) versus Maxim Vlasov (45-3, 26 KOs) on April 10th for the vacant WBO 175-pound division title. Vlasov, by the way, was defeated by Ramirez by way of a 10-round unanimous determination in 2015.

“I anticipated much more from him (Beterbiev),” Ramirez talked about Beterbiev’s combat with Deines. “I believed he seemed flat and uninteresting for almost all of the combat. It’s good of him to briefly maintain my belts, however he ought to know that I’m coming for all of the {hardware} and can deliver the titles again to my folks in Mexico.”

Bivol hasn’t thrown a punch throughout a combat in 17 months, since profitable a 12-round unanimous determination in opposition to Lenin Castillo. As an alternative of returning in opposition to a “title” fighter in protection of his WBA Tremendous title, Bivol might be returning Could 1st in London in opposition to anyone named Craig “Spider” Richards 16-1-1, 9 KOs), the WBA No. 8-rated mild heavyweight who has by no means fought exterior the UK.
“I’ve all the time stated Dmitry Bivol was the hardest problem on the market,” Ramirez added, “which is why I wish to make this combat occur. I do know he’s bought a combat developing and hopefully he stays undefeated so we will make the mega-fight this summer season.”

“Zurdo” is on the hunt!


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