“Carnation kicks my ass every time.” Ramirez on preparation for Bivol and fight with Beterbiev


Undefeated ex-world middleweight champion (up to 76.2 kg), light heavyweight fighter (up to 79.4 kg) from Mexico Gilberto Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs)
talked with representatives of the American media at an open training session.

On November 5, in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Ramirez is scheduled to fight with WBA “super champion” from Russia Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs). In a conversation with reporters, Ramirez spoke about sparring with former champion from Ukraine Oleksandr Gvozdyk, commented on his status as an underdog, and also spoke about his desire to fight for the title of absolute division champion with unified champion from Canada Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18-0, 18 KOs).

Tell us about the training camp.

“The camp is going really well. Hard training, as always. I’m excited because there’s one month left, less than a month before the fight.

– Alexander Gvozdyk is one of your sparring partners. What did he tell you about how you look in training camp? Does that give you motivation, since he fought Beterbiev, who people call the best at 79.4 kg at the moment?

Of course it gives me motivation. Kicks my ass every time, every session. And not only him, but the other guy. They are tough, press me every day. And that’s good for me.

– Do you think you will have a weight advantage in the ring with Bivol?

Yes, I will be completely different. Because I am bigger, I have great skills and it will be a great night for me.

We don’t hear that much from Bivol, what do you think he’s doing?

— Enjoying Dubai now [смеётся]. I have seen several stories that he has published.

“So you’re watching what he’s doing?”

— Yes, always. I look not only for him, but also for other fighters, because I am not only a fighter, but also a fan.

  • Ramirez reveals his boxing dream ahead of Bivol fight

Are you ready to shock the world?

– Ready.

Is this a 50-50 fight?

– Yes.

“But people are betting and they think you’re a big underdog.

– It is perfectly. People need to bet. They can make money. Bet on me! Set up your house!

– Let’s hope Bivol will be first, and the next Beterbiev for all belts.

Yes, this is my path. That is how it should be. Everything is on the line!