By Osiris Mendez, notifight.com
If September is the national month for Mexico, for Sinaloa’s Gilberto Ramirez it could represent the opportunity to be world champion for the second time in his career.
According to Ramirez, there is a possibility that he could challenge the light heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Council, Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
A few months ago, Ramirez renounced the super middleweight title of the WBO, with the desire to be crowned in the light heavyweight division.
Ramirez is confident in his ability to beat the Ukrainian world champion (17-0, 14 KOs). He will wait to see if a deal can be finalized in the coming weeks and prove that at 175 pounds that he is a more complete fighter and possesses a greater degree of hunger.
“My promoter [Top Rank] told me that it is very likely that I will fight in September, they talked to me about fighting a champion, which could be for the World Boxing Council (Oleksandr Gvozdyk). If it is him, it would be a great fight between two undefeateds,” said the eager Ramirez, who debuted at 175 pounds in April of this year by knocking out American Tommy Karpcency.
“The power to face the Ukrainian is the type of news that motivates me, it would be a great opportunity. I want that title, the World Boxing Council, hopefully he and his people accept the fight, I’m sure the fans would enjoy it.”
Similarly, he said that among the names on the list of possible adversaries is also the International Boxing Federation champion, Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs), another undefeated boxer who could punch.
“There is also the International Boxing Federation champion. I am preparing myself for either of them. The objective is to be world champion in this year and we are sure that we will achieve that goal,” Ramirez said.
“We are in the physical conditioning part of our training. We are working well in this stage at the Hill Street gym, then we will alternate the work in the Wild Card Boxing Club [in Hollywood]. What is a fact is that I feel very well, I am a natural 175 pounder and fighting at that weight makes me feel stronger and more complete.”