Ramirez wants Canelo after Bivol: “It doesn’t matter if he’s Chinese or Mexican”


Former world super middleweight champion Mexican Gilberto Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs) without hesitation and even with great pleasure will take the fight with a star compatriot, the absolute champion of the division up to 76.2 kg Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) in the event of his victory over the Russian WBA Super title holder in the light heavyweight category (up to 79.4 kg) Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) in the fight scheduled for November 5.

Recall that in May, Bivol defeated Alvarez, and he is going to take advantage of the right to rematch if Dmitry defends the title in a fight against Ramirez. But if Gilberto wins, Canelo claims that he will not fight with either one or the other, since Bivol will lose interest for him as an unbeaten potential victim, and he does not intend to cross paths with his compatriots in the ring in principle.

Ramirez has a different approach.

“I think the best should fight the best. And after I beat Bivol, I don’t care if he’s Chinese (Canelo) or Mexican. After all, we are fighters, and that’s what we do – we fight everyone. Moreover, when two Mexicans meet in the same ring, it is always a guaranteed war and a bright show for the fans,” Gilberto said.

Ramirez said earlier that he did not consider the fight with Bivol the biggest challenge of his career.