Ramirez Looks To Clear Out 168 Division
Following his dominant knockout of Habib Ahmed, Gilberto Ramirez is looking to add more hardware along side his WBO super middleweight title.
Ahmed’s corner mercifully threw in the towel with 29 seconds left in the sixth round as their fighter was unable to fight back while being overwhelmed with body and head shots.
The southpaw Ramirez improved to 37-0 with 25 KOs as he defended his title for the third time since winning it from Arthur Abraham in 2016.
As reported by Boxingscene.com, Ramirez said he was pleased to get his first win by a knockout in three years.
“This fight was really important,” Ramirez said. “We have been training for a knockout and we got it. I never felt frustrated. I kept moving forward at him and tried to hit the body.”
Ramirez already holds the distinction of being the first fighter from Mexico to win a title in the 168-pound division and now he’s setting his sights on unifying the different titles.
One of his goals if to fight the winner of the ongoing World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament. The two semi-final fights will see George Groves face Chris Eubank Jr. and Callum Smith take on Juergen Braehmer.
“I want to clean out the super middleweight division and unify the titles by facing all of the champions. I’m ready to go to Europe to challenge the World Boxing Super Series winner,” Ramirez said.
“Also, I would very much like to fulfill my dream of defending my world title before all of my people from Mazatlan.”
Original Story: Boxingscene.com