Gilberto Ramirez Backs Dmitry Bivol For Seeking Canelo Alvarez Fight Instead
Most boxers would be cross of their upcoming opponent trying to fight someone else instead of them, but Gilberto Ramirez said he understands.
Ramirez is currently the world light heavyweight champion in waiting. He recently became the first Mexican boxer to capture the world super middleweight title. His opponent was supposed to be Dmitry Bivol, but the Russian boxer is going after Canelo Alvarez for a showdown.
Ramirez (42-0, 28 KOs) said he is willing to wait for the Russian star without any hurry.
“People may say he is avoiding me by chasing the Canelo fight, but I hope he gets it. Everyone knows Canelo is the lottery ticket,” Ramirez said. “At the moment I can’t hate on him (Bivol) for taking his shot. But, if the fight doesn’t happen, he and his team know I’m available and there won’t be any other fight or excuse to avoid me.”
The Mexican boxer recently knocked out Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) in his last fight.
Bivol (18-0, 11 Kos) is coming off a May win over Craig Richards, where he came out victorious in the WBA super world light heavyweight title bout.
Alvarez (56-1, 38 KOs), also a Mexican boxer, has held three super middle titles from the WBA, WBC and WBO.
“I’m open to fighting any of the World champions in the light heavyweight division,” he added. “I’ve always said I’m the best in the division and there’s no one I wouldn’t fight for the title assuming all the other variables align.”