Gilberto Ramirez needs to win a championship, calls out Dmitry Bivol
Former WBO tremendous middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (42-0, 28ko) now fights within the loaded gentle heavyweight division. Zurdo stopped veteran Cuban fighter Sullivan “Sully” Barrera and instantly known as out WBA “Tremendous” champion Dmitry Bivol (18-0, 11ko).
Zurdo is a former champion that many followers have forgotten exists. One of many causes for this may very well be his departing from Prime Rank again in 2019 halted his momentum. He tried going at it alone over the following two years by creating Zurdo promotions. He would co-promote two fights in opposition to Tommy Karpency and Alfonso Lopez that went below the radar combating.
Ramirez was concerned in a handbag bid with former WBC Interim champion “Sir” Marcus Browne for the vacant Interim title. Nonetheless, the previous world champion pulled out of the struggle with Browne and later signed with Golden Boy Promotions.
There isn’t any denying that Zurdo is a gifted fighter. He’s now with a brand new promotional firm in a brand new division and able to get his profession again on the large stage. His efficiency in opposition to the Cuban veteran was solely a stepping stone to a a lot larger struggle.
Ramirez’s physique assault took a toll on Barrera. Lastly, within the fourth spherical after being hit with two excellent physique pictures and two knockdowns, the referee stepped in to wave off the struggle. Zurdo obtained the victory in entrance of a pro-Mexican crowd and seized the second by calling out WBA “Tremendous” champion Dmitry Bivol.
“Bivol, you might be subsequent.”
This needs to be music to the ears of Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Earlier this yr, Hearn revealed that they had made an offer to fight Ramirez. It appears like now’s the proper time to make that struggle occur.
By: Garrisson Bland
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