Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA Mild-Heavyweight World Title in opposition to Necessary Challenger Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday November 5.
Bivol vs Ramirez is dwell worldwide on DAZN, besides in South Korea and MENA.
Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) is coming off an enormous upset win over Mexican pound-for-pound famous person Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas in Might, the place he retained his 175lbs World Title by way of a unanimous decision to make it 20 wins from 20 fights.
The 31-year-old handed Alvarez solely the second lack of his profession, 9 years on from his first by the hands of recent nice Floyd Mayweather, and in doing so additional cemented himself as one of many perfect Mild-Heavyweights on the planet.
Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) is a former WBO Tremendous-Middleweight World Champion who has received all 5 of his fights at Mild-Heavyweight inside the gap in spectacular vogue since transferring up in weight in 2019.
The heavy-handed Mexican southpaw emerged because the Necessary Challenger to long-reigning champion Bivol, after a fourth-round knockout of Dominic Boesel of their Might 14 title eliminator in Ontario, California.
“The battle with Zurdo has been brewing for a while, many issues have been mentioned,” mentioned Bivol. “Now we have now the possibility to maintain issues with our actions within the ring, and never our phrases exterior of the ring.”
“I’m pleased that the battle is lastly occurring regardless of all of the challenges,” mentioned Ramirez.
“It’s been a very long time coming and I stay up for an important evening come November 5. I might battle Bivol anyplace – together with Mars, however I do know we’ll placed on an important present in Abu Dhabi.
“I’m pleased total and really grateful to the WBA, Mr. Gilberto Mendoza and the Golden Boy household for being on this journey with me.”
“The cardboard shall be stacked with World Championship fights and is ready to be one of many largest nights of boxing in 2022,” mentioned Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn.
“I’m delighted to carry this enormous World Title battle to Abu Dhabi and want 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.
“Roll on November 5 for an enormous evening of World Championship boxing dwell on DAZN.”
“With this battle lastly materialising we stay up for an important evening of boxing to recollect and one other distinctive efficiency by Dmitry Bivol,” mentioned Bivol’s supervisor Vadim Kornilov.
“We’re very excited to be in Abu Dhabi, which is on the way in which to be the trendy high sports activities attraction of the world.”
“Dmitry Bivol vs. Gilberto Ramirez shall be an important battle, many followers have been ready for this battle to occur and it’ll lastly materialise,” added President of World of Boxing, Andrei Ryabinskiy.
“We’re headed to Abu Dhabi and Zurdo will show he’s the very best Mild-Heavyweight when he fights Bivol on November 5,” mentioned Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya.
“We’re thrilled to host this spectacular boxing occasion in Abu Dhabi – partnering with respected companion Matchroom Boxing provides one more dimension to our thrilling calendar,” mentioned HE Saleh Mohamed Saleh Al Geziry, Director Common for Tourism, on the Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
“As soon as once more, the eyes of the world shall be on Abu Dhabi on November 5 as we proceed to strengthen our place as a high vacation spot for world-class sport. Because the host metropolis, we’re desperate to share our heat Emirati hospitality to visiting followers and supply them memorable, thrilling experiences to take pleasure in at their very own tempo.”
“Thanks to our good companions Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy for delivering one other blockbuster battle to the platform,” mentioned Joseph Markowski, EVP, DAZN Group.
“We are able to’t wait to see Dmitry Bivol again within the ring after he pulled off the upset of the yr in opposition to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Might, and within the unbeaten Zurdo Ramirez, he’ll face one in every of his hardest opponents but. We now have a possible traditional on our fingers. Watch it dwell and worldwide on DAZN.”
An announcement on tickets will comply with in the end. Enroll HERE for Bivol vs. Ramirez bulletins and ticket updates.