Ramirez Dreads Unknown in Ahmed’s Game
On Saturday, Habib Ahmed fights for the first time ever outside his home nation of Ghana, and his opponent Gilberto Ramirez admitted to reporters that he doesn’t know a whole lot about his opponent.
While speaking with Boxing Scene, Ramirez noted that during tape study he saw skill and ability from Ahmed, the WBO’s No. 4 contender at 168 pounds.
The two will face off for Ramirez’ WBO super middleweight title Saturday night in Corpus Christi, Texas. And while the champion may not know much about the challenger, he does know one thing, that Ahmed wants that title.
“I don’t know too much about him…I just know he’s really dangerous because he’s coming to take my belt. But I’ve prepared very well in my training camp, so whatever he brings to the ring I’m gonna give the fans a very good show. I’m very confident about my preparation.”
Habib hasn’t fought outside of Ghana since he turned pro in August 2011. He most recently defeated Flash Issaka, a 41-year-old journeyman, by fourth-round knockout September 2 in Accra.
Habib’s past four opponents had a combined record of 74-49-3 entering their fights against him.
This will mark the third defense of the WBO super middleweight championship for Ramirez, which he won by out-pointing Armenia’s Arthur Abraham in April 2016 in Las Vegas. In his last fight, Ramirez fended off Philadelphia’s Jesse Hart in a very competitive fight, where Hart battled back from a second-round knockdown.
“In that fight, I learned a lot,” Ramirez said. “That was a good fight for me. I saw the video. Me and my team, we’ve been working on the mistakes that I did in that fight. I need to be more aggressive and look at the angles.”
Original Story: BoxingScene.com