Philippines, 27 Jan 2023
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Zurdo Ramirez responds to WBA order: "Bivol has no place left to run or hide"

PhilBoxing.com





LAS VEGAS (July 20, 2022) –The long chase is over for “Zurdo” or at least it appears that way after nearly two years.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) recently ordered Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs), the reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Light Heavyweight World Champion, to next fight former World Super Middleweight Champion and current WBA No. 1 rated light heavyweight mandatory challenger, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30 KOs).

Ramirez had won not one but two title eliminators, knocking out Yunieski Gonalez and then in his last fight, stopping the previous WBA No. 1 contender Dominic Boesel (32-3) in four rounds, to formally become the official WBA light heavyweight mandatory challenger for Bivol.

“Bivol’s champion period is conditioned to a term of 24 months and his last mandatory fight was on March 3, 2018 (8 fights ago vs. Sulivan Barrera in Bivol’s first title defense), his next was to be after March, 2020,” Carlos Chavez, chairman of the WBA Championship Committee, explained in a letter to the two teams. “For that reason, he must face Ramirez. In case they do not reach an agreement in the given time period or any of the parties refuse to do so, the WBA will have the right to call the fight a purse bid.”

The two sides were given until August 10th to consummate a deal to avoid a WBA purse bid hearing.

“I always hear things here and there,” Ramirez said, “but I’m in this position for a reason. The WBA is a tremendous organization and I believe the right process will prevail. Unlike others, I take pride in my craft and will always want to face the best in real life, and not just speak of it like other champions.”

No sooner had the WBA informed all concerned parties, though, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who along with manager Vadim Kornilov represents Bivol, was quoted as reportedly planning to request an exception from the WBA to allow Bivol to make a voluntary defense against No. 2 rated Joshua Buatsi in October with the winner to face “Zurdo.”

“I’ve heard some stuff, but I don’t really pay too much attention to the garbage,” Ramirez’ manager David Suh (3 Point Management) commented. “At the end of the day, we are grateful for the opportunity and have full faith in the process. The WBA and Mr. Gilberto Mendoza have been great to us and we look forward to getting this done.”

INFORMATION:
Website: www.ZurdoPromotions.com
Instagram: @zurdoramirez, @zurdopromotions
Twitter: @ZurdoPromotions, @GilbertoZurdoRamirez




Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Cebu-based Acope to fight in Pacquiao's Blow-by-Blow show
    By Jun Migallen, , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • FIERRO FACES ESTELA AS MATCHROOM RETURN TO MEXICO
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Racasa, Cu off to good start in Indonesia
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Press Conference Notes: Artur Beterbiev & Anthony Yarde Ready for Wembley Showdown
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • JESUS SARACHO WINS WBO LATIN SUPER LIGHTEIGHT TITLE, OSCAR ALVAREZ JR KEEPS UNDEFEATED RECORD INTACT ON WEDNESDAY’S, PROBOX TV CARD
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • April 1: Robeisy Ramirez-Isaac Dogboe Interim Featherweight Title Showdown & Xander Zayas-Ronald Cruz Headline Loaded Card at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa LIVE on ESPN+
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Injury forces Silva to withdraw from upcoming bouts
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • YANKIEL RIVERA SIGNS PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH MATCHROOM
    , Fri, 27 Jan 2023
  • Warriors buzz Grizzlies, 122-120, in razor-thin Thriller
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Asia's Top Boxers Today (Second and Last Part)
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • ROCHA VS. ASHIE FIGHT WEEK MEDIA WORKOUT  QUOTES
    , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Brilliant Herlan Gomez Stops Thai Foe in 2 in Highland Show in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Kimura, Wulan Fight to a Draw in Thailand; WBA Int’l 112 Belt Stays Vacant
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Taimoor Khan Brutalizes Foe, Retains ABF Heavyweight Belt
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • SPORTSCLOPEDIA 21: FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. MANNY PACQUIAO REVISITED PART III (CONCLUSION)
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Media Workout Notes: Light Heavyweight King Artur Beterbiev Readies for London Showdown Against Anthony Yarde
    , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • LUIS “PANTERA” NERY AND AZAT “CRAZY A” HOVHANNISYAN TO FACE OFF IN SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT BANGER IN WBC ELIMINATOR FIGHT
    , Thu, 26 Jan 2023
  • Asia's Top Boxers Today
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • 3 PH bets fly to Indonesia for Fide Rated International Open Chess Tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • SPORTSCLOPEDIA 20: FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. MANNY PACQUIAO REVISITED PART II
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • Isaias "Bestia Jr" Lucero and Christian "Niñote" Gomez Clash this Saturday Night on Imagen TV
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • ALEXIS “LEX” ROCHA TO FACE NEW OPPONENT GEORGE “RED TIGER” ASHIE IN MAIN EVENT
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • Creator Clash Returns for Second Round of Celebrity Influencer Boxing
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • Hacienda Hermida beats Cavite Knights to win MPCL Chairman's Cup 3x3 FIDE Rated Event Team Composition MPCL 2000 ratings & Below chess tilt
    , Wed, 25 Jan 2023
  • REY VARGAS BATTLES TOP CONTENDER O’SHAQUIE FOSTER FOR VACANT WBC SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD
    , Tue, 24 Jan 2023




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2023 philboxing.com.