Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez when felt invincible due to his unbeaten record. Victories over Sullivan Barrera and Jesse Hart just enhanced his belief. However, after winning a world title at 168 pounds and safeguarding it a couple of times, Zurdo saw a chance at 175 pounds. Unfortunately, it ended up being a simple impression.
In the light heavyweight department, Zurdo not just appeared comfy, however likewise showed tremendous power by stopping all of his challengers. Five successive wins set the phase for a face-off against Dmitry Bivol. Zurdo with confidence assured to remove him of his WBA title. Yet, he eventually came a cropper.
Besides a couple of separated minutes, Zurdo was controlled throughout the fight. This defeat had a snowball result on his profession. Initially, he was expected to deal with Gabe Rosado in a healing fight, however the previous 168-pound champ appeared substantially obese.
Thus, Zurdo’s time in the light heavyweight department pertained to an end. In his cruiserweight launching, the Mexican native outpointed Joe Smith Jr. over 10 rounds last weekend.
Formerly restricted in alternatives, Zurdo now has many chances. He might challenge any of the cruiserweight victor and even face Canelo Alvarez. While these are all exceptional options, Zurdo would personally call Bivol for a rematch. It’s not practically restoring his unbeaten record; Bivol took a lot more from Zurdo, according to the fighter himself.
“Of course,” responded Zurdo when asked if he desires a rematch with Bivol. “He harm my ego, my soul. I desire the rematch. I wish to beat him.”
In the world of boxing, best circumstances are uncommon. Therefore, a rematch against Bivol is not likely. The pound-for-pound star has actually not battled this whole year and does not have an instant fight set up.
Considering Bivol’s unpredictable status, Zurdo does not wish to invest excessive time looking for him. Instead, now that his profession is back on track, Zurdo chooses to concentrate on enhancing his abilities and progressing.
“I do not require to recall. I require to look forward. I’m more powerful now; this is a clean slate.”