On November 5 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez indicated he intends to put unrelenting pressure on WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol to topple him. With pressure and a high work rate, Ramirez (44-0 KOs, 30 KOs) thinks he can stop Bivol (21-0 KOs) and win their DAZN main event.
Ramirez, a former 168-pound WBO champion, has been contending for the belt for well over a year. He finally has the chance to overthrow the man he claims has been dodging him for so long. Bivol, on his part, wished to build upon his triumph over Canelo Alvarez in May. Ramirez, however, takes the lead as impatient Bivol waits for the September 17 conclusion of the Canelo vs. Golovkin trilogy.
The 31 years old Mexican , has never been very agile, even when he is competing as a super-middleweight. However, since climbing to 175 lbs three years ago, Zurdo Ramirez's progress has stagnated because of the strain his 6'2" frame is under. Due to his slow speed, Bivol might be difficult to hit for 12 rounds.
In an interview with Fight Hub Tv Ramirez said “I’ll be looking for him all night, I’ll throw my fists.and I’ll take the belt.
“We’re going to put on a great show for all the fans in Abu Dhabi. It’ll be really interesting because I’m bigger than him and stronger. It’ll be tough for him, but I think it’ll be an exciting fight.
“The timeframe will be different. Jet lag. That’s the only thing that will be different. I will bring every skill that I have and good vibes. Each fighter is different and tough in their own way. I will enjoy the night and bring back the title for Mexico.
Bivol is aware that a victory over Canelo in May might potentially result in a much larger paycheck than the previous one. He cannot afford to make any errors and take Ramirez lightly for this fight.
The 12-round contest will take place on Saturday, November 5, at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is the inaugural contest of the recently established "Champion Series."