This Saturday night presents a culture shock for Habib Ahmed, as he makes his first appearance as a professional fighter outside his native Ghana.
Ahmed, who learned to box after following his brother to the gym, is ready for the opportunity and told FIGHT SPORTS that he’s “not feeling any pressure” as he prepares to make his United States debut.
Ahmed also made it clear that he hopes to fight more in the United States, calling it the “home of boxing.”
Gilberto Ramirez who heads into this fight, after a unanimous decision victory over Jesse Hart, feels that each defense of his WBO super middleweight title has progressively gotten easier.
“It’s easier for me because we’re training every day, getting focused with better training camps.”
Ramirez, who saw limited action in 2017, would like to see the ring four times in the new year. When speaking with FIGHT SPORTS, Ramirez emphasized that he would like to be busy this year, starting with Ahmed in Corpus Christi.
Ramirez, who debuted in the US in 2013, claimed that fighting in another country can feel “different” than fighting at home. Yet, Ramirez claims that feeling has the ability to motivate a fighter, and expects Ahmed to not only be motivated on Saturday night, but prepared for a war inside the ring.
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