The legendary Andre Ward named the favorite in the fight Bivol-Ramirez


Tonight in Abu Dhabi (UAE), the holder of the WBA Super light heavyweight belt (temporarily?) playing for Kyrgyzstan, Russian Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) will fight mandatory challenger Mexican Gilberto Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs).


Prediction and opinion on this intriguing duel
shared Andre Ward, legendary champion and current US pundit/commentator: “I think you should bet on Bivol in this fight if only for how well he beat Canelo Alvarez in May. He went to a whole new level. We already knew that he was a good boxer. But they were not sure how strong he was psychologically. At least I often asked this question in the run-up to the fight with Canelo.

According to Ward, “Ramirez has had a slightly odd career. He competed on HBO all the time, was a super middleweight champion, and then he left and was inactive for a long time. And he was a little forgotten. He has good chances in this fight. Yes, he could very well win. But it will be extremely difficult to do this against a boxer who boxes well and is mentally strong.

Bivol – Ramirez. “Kill or die” – battle preview

Ward thinks Gilberto needs to have his best fight. In the last match he had, he proved that he boxed very well. He is tall with long arms. He’s really good at boxing. What should he do in the upcoming fight? Being that Ramirez who constantly knocks forward, can decently gasp, is not afraid to miss two hits in order to get back with one. But you can’t just focus on fighting. For the reason that classic boxers terribly dislike boxing with those who not only impose power boxing, but also box solidly at the same time. They prefer more direct aggressors.”

Ward also shared his opinion on a potential fight for the title of absolute division champion between Bivol and Russian Artur Beterbiev playing for Canada: “You know, in such cases I always bet on a fighter who is more versatile, who can do a little more than the opponent. And in this pair it is Bivol. Especially since he can withstand Beterbiev’s bombs, including his forehands.”

Dmitry Bivol – Gilberto Ramirez: forecast and bets for the fight on November 5