LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Dmitry Bivol reacts after his unanimous-decision victory in opposition to Canelo Alvarez after their WBA gentle heavyweight title combat at T-Cell Enviornment on Could 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Al Bello/Getty Photos)
Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez says he’s happy that Gilbert Ramirez will lastly obtain his alternative to face WBA world gentle heavyweight titleholder Dmitry Bivol.
Bivol and Ramirez reached a deal to sq. off on November 5 within the United Arab Emirates with the combat seemingly streaming stay on DAZN. Bivol is promoted by Matchroom Boxing, which has a deal to stream fights on DAZN. Ramirez is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, which additionally streams fights on DAZN.
The deal, which was introduced by Eddie Hearn on social media on Sunday afternoon, was finalized just a few hours earlier than the WBA was to name for a handbag bid listening to by way of a Zoom convention name.
“This can be a nice combat, precisely what boxing wants,” Gomez instructed The Ring Monday night. “The most effective versus the very best. (I hope) extra of those fights occur sooner or later.”
Earlier this month, the WBA denied a petition by Hearn to have Bivol defend the title in opposition to contender Joshua Buatsi, ratifying Ramirez because the legit obligatory challenger. Ramirez fought in back-to-back WBA world title elimination bouts in opposition to Yunieski Gonzalez and Dominic Boesel, respectively.
Bivol (20-0, 11 knockouts), who now lives and trains in Indio, California, will probably be making the ninth protection of the WBA title. He has defeated the likes of Sullivan Barrera, Jean Pascal, and Joe Smith, Jr. amongst his world title defenses.
In his final bout on Could 7, Bivol outboxed Ring Journal tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez to win by unanimous choice. There have been talks of a doable rematch happening in Could, however that every one relies upon if Bivol can defeat Ramirez and Alvarez can defeat Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17.
Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs), who resides within the boxing hotbed of Mazatlan, Mexico, stopped Boesel within the fourth spherical of his final bout on Could 14.
The 31-year-old, a former WBO world tremendous middleweight titleholder, has gained his final three bouts, all by knockout, since signing a promotional cope with Golden Boy Promotions.
Bivol is rated no. 1 by The Ring at 175 kilos, whereas Ramirez is the no. 3 rated contender. Artur Beterbiev, who holds the IBF, WBC and WBO titles, is rated no. 2.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He may be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing