Gilberto Ramirez: “This Is The Sort Of Struggle That Followers Like To See In Boxing”

Posted on 11/04/2022

By: Sean Crose

“I actually imagine that I can grow to be a two-time World Champion on Saturday,” stated former WBO tremendous middeweight titlist Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez simply earlier than his Saturday struggle with WBA gentle heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol. “I need to say thanks to Oscar (promoter Oscar De La Hoya) and to everybody for being right here. To my staff and all the press and media – thanks. I’d prefer to thank Dmitry and his staff for making the struggle occur.” This weekend’s title throwdown is about to go down at Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi – a location Ramirez made some extent of mentioning to the media throughout Thursday’s press convention.

“It’s thrilling for me to come back from Mexico and be right here in Abu Dhabi.,” the undefeated 44-0 fighter stated. “It’s the identical climate, I really feel like I’m at residence. I’ve been coaching laborious for this struggle and I’ll take the belt this Saturday that’s for positive. 44 tried, 44 fell. I hope that the folks benefit from the struggle as a result of that is the kind of struggle that followers prefer to see in boxing.” Zurdo made it clear that stardom isn’t precisely on his agenda. Leaving a reliable legacy, nonetheless, is.

“Proper now I simply see it as changing into a two-time World Champion,” he stated. “I don’t see it like me changing into a boxing star. My objective is to grow to be a two-time World Champion, proceed to construct my legacy and finally to grow to be a legend. That’s my objective. I need to try this for all of my followers on the market.” Whether or not he plans on being a star or not, Ramirez will definitely be broadly lauded ought to he win this weekend. The final time Bivol was within the ring he bested the good Canelo Alvarez, in spite of everything. Promoter De La Hoya made positive to let the media know the way vital Saturday’s struggle is to staff Ramirez.

“That is the chance of a lifetime for Zurdo Ramirez,” he stated. “That is the chance of a lifetime for boxing to be on the massive stage and present the world what Abu Dhabi is, present the world what big-time boxing is, and to point out the world that, sure, promoters can come collectively and stage the massive fights.” Certain sufficient, Bivol-Ramirez is a struggle the place the most effective is preventing the most effective, one thing that’s been missing within the sport just lately – although, to be truthful, till a number of weeks in the past, boxing had been in an honest place total in 2022.

Bivol-Ramirez might be broadcast reside on DAZN Saturday starting at 2:30 PM japanese time.

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