Dmitry Bivol-Zurdo Ramirez Set To Go Down November fifth in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 08/30/2022

By: Sean Crose

WBA mild heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol is using excessive after besting the one and solely Canelo Alvarez final spring. But his subsequent bout gained’t be a rematch with boxing’s greatest star. Moderately, it is going to be in opposition to undefeated former tremendous middleweight titlist Gilberto Ramirez, a person extensively recognized across the boxing world as “Zurdo.” It’s a strong matchup, one which is able to go down November fifth on the Etihad Enviornment in Abu Dhabi. The match will probably be broadcast right here in North America by the DAZN streaming service.

“Dmitry Bivol has now secured himself with pound-for-pound standing after his victory over Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Might and appears to make a massively necessary defence in opposition to Obligatory Challenger and former World Champion Gilberto Ramirez,” Promoter Eddie Hearn claimed. “The cardboard will probably be stacked with World Championship fights and is ready to be one of many greatest nights of boxing in 2022.” Hearn additionally spoke extremely of the battle’s location. “I’m delighted to deliver this large World Title battle to Abu Dhabi and wish to thank Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi for all of their help make this world-class occasion turn out to be a actuality,” he added. “Roll on November 5 for an enormous night time of World Championship boxing stay on DAZN.”

As for defending titlist Bivol, he’s desirous to sq. off with the colourful Ramirez. “The battle with Zurdo has been brewing for a while, many issues have been mentioned,” he mentioned. “Now we now have the possibility to handle issues with our actions within the ring, and never our phrases outdoors of the ring.” Ramirez, too, is happy for the chance to face the extremely regarded Bivol within the ring.

“I’m pleased that the battle is lastly taking place regardless of all of the challenges,” Ramirez mentioned. “It’s been a very long time coming and I look ahead to an incredible night time come November 5. I might battle Bivol anyplace – together with Mars, however I do know we’ll placed on an incredible present in Abu Dhabi. I’m pleased general and really grateful to the WBA, Mr. Gilberto Mendoza and the Golden Boy household for being on this journey with me.”

Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Ramirez, has made it clear that that is his fighter’s time to shine. “We’re headed to Abu Dhabi,” he mentioned, “and Zurdo will show he’s one of the best Mild-Heavyweight when he fights Bivol on November 5.”

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