Dmitry Bivol’s staff says they need to stay motivated towards hungry challenger Gilberto Ramirez

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto Ramirez Press Convention forward of their WBA gentle heayweight contest in Abu Dhabi on November 5, 2022.
31 August 2022
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WBA gentle heavyweight titleholder Dmitry Bivol and necessary challenger Gilberto Ramirez paid a go to to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, two months earlier than they face off within the ring within the Unite Arab Emirates.

The combat on November 5 shall be Bivol’s first since his greatest win so far, when he upset pound for pound king Canelo Alvarez to retain his title. Bivol’s supervisor Vadim Kornilov admits that his fighter must recapture that very same motivation to retain the title as soon as extra towards an unbeaten former champion.

“Having to combat a man like Ramirez who could be very nicely revered, who has by no means misplaced and who has fought a number of the top-level guys, it’s one thing that you must overcome and it’s one thing that we now have to do,” mentioned Kornilov.

Bivol (20-0, 11 knockouts) says he is aware of Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) gained’t have any points getting up for his or her combat. The 6’2” southpaw has lobbied for this chance, which was ordered by the WBA nearly instantly after Bivol’s win over Alvarez. 

The 31-year-old “Zurdo” Ramirez has gained all 5 of his bouts by knockout since starting his marketing campaign at 175 kilos in 2019.

“I do know he wished this combat a very long time. Me too. Now it would occur,” mentioned Bivol, a Kyrgyzstan native who now resides in Indio, Calif. 

“He is an effective fighter and I like challenges. I wish to combat towards the man who has gained 44 fights and who is larger than me and taller than me. This can be a huge problem for me.”

Ramirez says he feels snug, each in regards to the combat and the local weather. The recent and humid climate in Abu Dhabi reminds him of his house in Mazatlan, Mexico, and he is aware of he has to convey the warmth towards one of many sport’s high pound for pound fighters.

“He is among the best 175 pounders’ and he beat one of many best fighters in boxing too,” mentioned Ramirez, who’s promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

“I’ve been ready so lengthy for this second and I simply wish to say thanks to Dmitry Bivol for taking this combat.”

The remainder of the DAZN broadcast from the Etihad Enviornment may even embrace Joe Cordina defending his IBF junior light-weight title towards Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, plus RING junior welterweight champion Chantelle Cameron defending her championship towards Jessica McCaskill.

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