Zurdo expects WBA to order fight with Bivol

Former WBO super middleweight champion and current WBA light heavyweight mandatory challenger Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) is confident that the WBA will order WBA champion Dmitry Bivol to fight him next.

“I appreciate the WBA and believe the right process will be followed,” Ramirez said. “I’m confused about Bivol ducking me. I earned the WBA mandatory challenger position in the ring, not once, but twice. He’s  been talking about fighting me for the last two years. It’s time…Canelo didn’t commit to the rematch, so now I’m curious what other excuses he (Bivol) might make to avoid me.”

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  • They’ll have to do mandatories now. Bivol – Zurdo & Beterbiev – Yarde and the winners fight.

    • All junk these days….Did you see this so called next Mexican superstar Cuellar? They are comparing this club fighter to Chavez and Olivares. Trying to sell us Joe Smith as a great fight. Boxing is a joke almost unwatchable

  • Not sure it would be “ducking” to take a shot at undisputed and/or make another massive payday against Canelo.

  • Nobody cares about Zurdo or Yarde but they’ll try to foil things to hopefully land a fight with Canelo.

  • Zurdo is good but he’s too slow I think for Bivol. Yarde doesn’t really have a chance against beterbiev. Beterbiev will KO Bivol late.

  • He’s not avoiding you, he just doesn’t give a s.. about you.. No money nor reward in fighting Zurdo, Bivol should fight Beterbiev..

  • Bivol needs to step up and fight someone his size and not blown-up taxi drivers ala Canelo etc.
    Ramirez actually has a heart beat and should win by TKFO with in !12.

  • I heard Boo Boo Andrade is coming up to clean out the division.

  • Don’t know if zurdo can dance to the same rythm as bivol or berteviev! They are in a different level! It would be an interesting one to watch,though!

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