Zurdo Ramirez targets Beterbiev and Bivol

Former world super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) has targeted Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol, respectively, the reigning WBC/IBF and WBA Super light heavyweight world champions.

“I expected a lot more from him (Beterbiev),” Ramirez said about Beterbiev’s recent fight with Adam Deines. “I thought he looked flat and dull for the majority of the fight. It’s nice of him to temporarily hold my belts, but he should know that I’m coming for all the hardware and will bring the titles back to my people in Mexico.

“I’ve always said Dmitry Bivol was the toughest challenge out there, which is why I want to make this fight happen. I know he’s got a fight coming up and hopefully he stays undefeated so we can make the mega-fight this summer.”

The 29-year-old Ramirez, who recently signed an exclusive promotional contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, is currently ranked #4 and #5, respectively, by the WBA and WBO.

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  • I would prefer a Mexican superfight between Gilberto Ramirez vs Canelo Alvarez.
    I agree with Beterbiev. He looked pale comparing to his normal. He needs time to recover from covid-19 I guess.
    Also think both Beterbiev and Bivol would need more intense and tough fights and sparring prior facing names like Gilberto Ramires, Canelo Alvarez and even Jesse Hart.
    They are both very exciting fighters but to take a step like that you must be fully prepared and right now I think they are not.

    • You kidding?

      Both Bivol and Beterbiev have trouble landing a fight! They’re two of the most avoided fighters out there!

  • Bivol schools Zurdo, Beterbiev breaks him down and stops him 9-10 rounds. Zurdo is good but not that good.. talking smack so maybe I was wrong about him not wanting anything to do with Beterbiev. Let’s see Beterbiev vs Bivol and the winner gets Canelo.

      • Oh yeah, can’t blame him cause Bevol and Betebiev have proven over the past decade that they are the best in the world and have faced marquee top opponents and not to mention canelo has avoided the top tier opponents his whole career, mayweather, cotto, GGG x 2, Jacob’s, list goes on and on of all the taxi drivers he fights. Yes I’m being sarcastic cause your comment is ridiculous.

  • Let him get in there and see how he does. I personally think he loses both of those fights, but I’d be interested to see how Zurdo would deal with that next group of fighters one level down, like Smith and Arthur and the likes.

    • Zurdo is clout chasing. He wasnt willing to fight the best guys before and not gonna get in the ring with the biggest killers now, unless a Canelo payout. His biggest ambition is keeping his 0. I’m calling it ALL CAP.

  • The new tread: Post covid symptoms diagnosed by non medical professionals via watching tv.

  • While physically settling into the 175 pound division, Zurdo should fight two (2) more times against lesser (but competitive) opponents before dealing with the 175 pound predators (Beterbiev & Bivol).

  • I hope these fights are made!

    It’s what boxing needs, the best against the best in their primes!

  • Get these fights made, the fight between the Russians can happen whenever too…Zurdo is worthy of title shots, the fights get fought to see what happens. Most people never see upsets coming, that is no reason to dismiss fights being made when you have a live underdog. That just comes off sounding like people concerned that their favourite fighter might get upset. Give the champs some credit for taking on all comers.

  • AB is getting a bit long in the tooth and that long layoff from his unification fight didn’t help him at all. However, even a declining Beterbiev would smash up ramirez. Bivol would win every round up until a late stoppage against Ramirez. It’s not that Ramirez is targeting these guys, it’s that Golden boy is cashing him out.

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