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Gilberto Ramirez Destroys Dominic Boesel, Eyes Dmitry Bivol Showdown

Posted on 05/14/2022

By: Hans Themistode

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez has begged, pleaded, and urged the top names at 175 pounds to step into the ring against him. Although he has yet to lure the current titleholders to ink their names on the dotted line, Ramirez may have forced their hand.

The unbeaten 30-year-old from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico punished Dominic Boesel during the main event of their DAZN headliner earlier tonight at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California.

From the sound of the opening bell, a confident Boesel walked calmly to the center of the ring. Moments later, he was greeted by a stiff jab from Ramirez. As the former 168-pound titlist continued to tag his man, an eye-catching exchange took place as Ramirez connected with a right hand on the elbow of Boesel.

Shortly after, Boesel turned in pain before resuming the action. Round two saw Ramirez overwhelm his man with a barrage of punches as he languished against the ropes. While he was primarily a headhunter, Ramirez refused to neglect working the body, doing so with approximately one minute left in the round.

Although Boesel proved to be game, egging Ramirez on in the fourth round, the hard-hitting Mexican happily obliged, landing pernicious shots against the fringe contender until he was forced to take a knee. Under normal circumstances, when said fighter opts to take a knee, they are immediately issued a standing eight count. However, considering how severely hurt Boesel was, their bout was waved off.

With the victory, Ramirez not only advances his career record to a pristine 44-0, he now emerges as the WBA mandatory challenger to current belt holder, Dmitry Bivol. While Ramirez has stated on numerous occasions that he would like nothing more than to fight Bivol, the Russian native could be forced to take on pound-for-pound star, Canelo Alvarez. The two recently battled on May 7th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Although he was pegged as a considerable underdog, Bivol rose to the occasion, handing Alvarez only the second defeat of his Hall of Fame bound career. Just mere moments after suffering defeat, Alvarez revealed that he fully plans on enacting his immediate rematch clause, a statement he has somewhat backed away from.

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Gilberto Ramirez Unimpressed With Dmitry Bivol: “I Think I Can Beat Him, Easily”

Posted on 12/20/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Gilberto Ramirez has continued to shout and scream in the direction of Dmitry Bivol.

Since making the move to the 175-pound division in 2019 and subsequently dropping his super middleweight world title in the process, the Mexican native has set his sights on facing the current WBA belt holder. In an effort to lure Bivol to the negotiating table, Ramirez has continued to make quick work of his opponents.

This past weekend, at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, Ramirez battered Yunieski Gonzalez for the majority of their contest. The end result was the 30-year-old’s fourth straight stoppage victory.

As for Bivol, the 31-year-old Russian product easily defended his light heavyweight crown one week prior against fringe contender Umar Salamov. Although Bivol won the vast majority of their 12 rounds, Ramirez was unimpressed with his performance.

“I think you saw the last fight he did,” said Ramirez to a group of reporters following his win over Gonzalez. “He was nothing surprising.”

Despite being apathetic towards Bivol’s performance, the 175-pound titlist has held a piece of the light heavyweight crown for the better part of six years. Along the way, Bivol has defeated the likes of Sullivan Barrera, Jean Pascal, and Joe Smith Jr.

Still, regardless of the long list of former and current champions that Bivol has ultimately defeated during his title reign, Ramirez believes that a showdown between them would be increasingly one-sided.

“I think I can beat him, easily.”

Presently, Ramirez is driven by becoming a two-division champion. But while the 30-year-old would love nothing more than to strip Bivol of his WBA title, if a showdown between them hits a snag during negotiations, Ramirez would welcome a contest against WBO champion and former Bivol foe, Joe Smith Jr.

“Of course I’m ready. We ready to take all the belts.”

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Gilberto Ramirez Interview: “This is what we work for, this is a fight we wanted, this is the fight of my life”

Posted on 04/03/2016

Gilberto Ramirez Interview: “This is what we work for, this is a fight we wanted, this is the fight of my life”
By: Matthew N. Becher

Gilberto Ramirez is a twenty four year old, undefeated (33-0 24KO) boxer in the Super Middleweight division. He has quickly been rising up the ranks in every governing bodies top ten and will get his chance at the WBO world title against Arthur Abraham, as part of the main undercard on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradly pay per view on April 9th, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Gilberto was kind enough to take time away from his training to speak with us about his upcoming fight.


Boxing Insider: How do you beat a legend like Arthur Abraham?
Gilberto Ramirez: I think the key to this whole fight is my activity, I have to be busy. I also have to use my distance, listen to my corner and most importantly I have to be very intelligent. I have to fight a smart fight.

Boxing Insider: Do you feel that you may have some physical advantages over Abraham?
Ramirez: I have to take advantage of my length, keep him at a distance. I also have to keep him busy, I have to throw a lot of punches, from all angles. I have to keep moving, I cannot stand still for him. Like I said, I have to be smart in there, do the right things. We worked hard on the preparations for this fight and now I just have to execute it in the ring.

Boxing Insider: Aside from the physical part, how do you prepare mentally to be the co main event on a Manny Pacquiao pay per view?
Ramirez: It is something that we have talked about for years. We have prepared for that night. You have to enjoy it, there is no pressure here. I’m just going to enjoy the moment, you have to have a good time with it. This is what we work for, this is a fight we wanted, this is the fight of my life.

Boxing Insider: You are very young, you are 24 years old. How did you know that the timing was right for the world title shot and why not just wait another year or so?
Ramirez: I feel that at this point in time that I am ready for it. A world title against a great champion, it’s the opportunity of my life. I have been fighting professionally since I’ve been 18 years old. I think I gained a lot of experience in the last year or so, I just think that I am ready. I’m mature enough, I’m ready, and I want to show everyone what I am capable of doing. Even myself, this is the opportunity that I’ve waited for, it’s here and now I have to show everyone. I feel this is the best moment for me to have this fight.

Boxing Insider: What is the outcome of this fight?
Ramirez: I expect to have my hand raised at the end of the fight. I expect it also to be a great fight. This is a fight that I want the fans to enjoy and remember for a long time.

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