“Ramirez is absolutely passable.” Bivol’s coach on Canelo rematch and Dimitri’s next fight


Coach of the WBA world super champion in light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) Russian Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) Gennady Mashyanov gave
interview for the USACHEV TV YouTube channel.

In a conversation, the mentor commented on the decision of the absolute champion of the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) Mexican Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) to go to a trilogy with the unified middleweight champion (up to 72.6 kg) Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin (42 -1-1, 37 KOs) instead of a rematch against Bivol, whom he lost on May 8 in the USA.

The coach also expressed his opinion about the former champion of the second middleweight, and now the fighter of the light heavyweight division, American Gilberto Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs).

– It has already become known that Saul Alvarez refused an (immediate) rematch with Dmitry Bivol and decided to fight Gennady Golovkin. Gennady Yurievich, what do you associate this decision of the Mexican boxer with?

– This decision, it was kind of already pre-agreed, as I understand it, because a contract was signed for three fights with Eddie Hearn, with DAZN. A fight with Dmitry Bivol, then a fight with Gennady Golovkin and, in my opinion, with someone else there. In general, he signed this contract for three fights, but Dima mixed up the cards a little. At first, Saul Alvarez wanted an immediate revenge, then he announced that he would first fight Golovkin, and then there would be a rematch. Let’s see. He is the master of his position, so to speak. He will rematch, he won’t… His last statements are that he will definitely rematch. He stated that he would not leave it like that, that he would try to box again with Dima. In what weight the conversation was, but let’s see what they offer for revenge.

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Does the choice of Canelo remove all obligations from Dmitry Bivol? Can he choose his opponent now?

– Yes, now Dima can box with anyone in the next fight.

– Do you know something about mandatory protection? Are there any obligations?

– There are no obligations. Dima, of course, would like to fight for the unification of the belts, so we’ll see how the fight between Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr. ends on June 18th. Let’s see who will emerge victorious from this fight, and from this we will dance.

– Vadim Kornilov, in addition to these two boxers, also called David Benavidez and Gilberto Ramirez.

No, he didn’t name Benavidez. Benavidez is super middleweight, he won’t climb to light heavyweight. Ramirez – yes, he is a light heavyweight and eager to fight, in words. While only in words. I want to say that he had an option to box with Dima. This fight was offered to him three years ago, when he was just transferring. The offer was not something from them, the offer was from us, in my opinion. But they wisely left this proposal.

– As far as I remember, last year he received a similar offer.

– And in that, in my opinion, there was another offer, but he … He and Dima sparred at the same time. There was a time, we were preparing for something there, and during this period they were preparing for their next battle. So they asked us to spar with him. Dima sparred with him. The person is absolutely such, passable, roughly speaking. There is nothing like that. In general, I don’t like boxers who talk a lot before a fight, but in a fight, as a rule, these talkers all hide their eyes and hide after the fight.

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