From Allan Fox: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is interested in a possibly setting up a fight between Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (39-0, 25 KOs) along with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs). Kovalev vs. Ramirez would be shoot-out when it happens.
After recapturing his WBO 175 pound title Saturday night in beating champion Eleider Alvarez by way of a decision in Frisco, Texas kovalev needs a competition due to his next fight. High Rank boss Arum might have ideas in what would be a internally fight, by matching him, although kovalev is considering unification fights against one of the other winners in 175.
“Arum was discussing Gilberto Ramirez and that would be interesting. There’s an Anthony Yarde mandatory coming soon,” Kovalev’s co-promoter Kathy Duva thought to Boxingtalk.com.
Ramirez would be made to order for Kovalev. Gilberto has punching power, and Kovalev would attempt to conquer t even be easy to do. Kovalev gets the power that is much greater and also the better Boxing skills. Ramirez would have to try and drill Kovalev out by setting a pace such as Andre Ward failed in his 2 wins. Ramirez is significantly more of a slugger compared to Ward, which would likely be his undoing. Ramirez hasn’t even fought that a guy that Kovalev has going for him. Should Ramirez slugs it out with Kovalev, then he’s going to get hit on a lot and likely taken out until long.
It’s a fight for Ramirez to get his name placed there. He’s been in the ranks for ten years now, and then he ’so confronting to triumph over a huge group of fans with the Boxing fans due to absence of competition. He would have carved a big fan if Ramirez was paired as tough as Saul Canelo Alvarez was. This really is Ramirez’s enormous opportunity to increase his popularity by defeating Kovalev.
A very healthy appearing Kovalev defeated Alvarez by way of a decision last weekend in Frisco, Texas, in The Ford Center in The Star. The scores were 116-112 and 120-108, 116-112. It had been a fairly simple fight to score. Kovalev seemed to gain the fight to 4 dent on Alvarez by a 8 rounds. Boxing News 24 had Kovalev winning by way of a 116-112 score only like two of the judges needed it.
“Kovalev is Gvozdyk and is going to be fighting on ESPN and so is Beterbiev,” Duva reported.
The rougher fights of that group would have to be Beterbiev or Gvozdyk. Those are talented.