By: Hans Themistode
Gilberto Ramirez continued to scream and shout towards Dmitry Bivol.
Since switching to £175 in 2019 and then dropping her super-middleweight world title in the process, the Mexican-born has set her sights on taking on the current WBA belt holder. In an effort to draw Bivol to the negotiating table, Ramirez constantly had quick handling of the opponent.
Last weekend, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, Ramirez beat Yunieski Gonzalez in most of their competition. The final result was the 30-year-old’s fourth consecutive win.
As for Bivol, the 31-year-old Russian tennis player easily defended his light heavyweight title a week before his competitor Umar Salamov. Although Bivol won the majority of their 12 rounds, Ramirez was unimpressed with his performance.
Ramirez told a group of reporters after the win over Gonzalez: “I think you guys saw the last fight he did. “He’s not surprising.”
Despite appearing indifferent to Bivol’s performance, the 175-pound ace kept part of the light heavyweight crown for six years. Along the way, Bivol defeated the likes of Sullivan Barrera, Jean Pascal, and Joe Smith Jr.
However, despite the long list of old and current champions that Bivol ultimately defeated during his title reign, Ramirez believes their confrontation will become increasingly one-sided.
“I think I can beat him, easily.”
Currently, Ramirez is aiming to become a two-tournament champion. But while the 30-year-old wants nothing more than to strip Bivol of his WBA belt, if their duel fails during negotiations, Ramirez will welcome a showdown with the WBO champion and old foe. by Bivol, Joe Smith Jr.
“Of course I am ready. We are ready to take all the belts”.