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Ramirez eyeing Gvozdyk, Beterbiev next

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Ramirez eyeing Gvozdyk, Beterbiev next

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Ramirez eyeing Gvozdyk, Beterbiev next

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez since moving up to light heavyweight has been preparing and focusing on getting his hands on a championship belts since his impressive debut defeating Tommy Karpency in April.

In an interview with, the undefeated Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) mentioned a few names of the current champions that were in the Top Rank Boxing stable that he is currently linked to. The first one of those names is WBC and lineal champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

“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 Ramirez in an interview with

“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.”

In the event he can’t face Gvozdyk, he stated that he would have no problem taking on IBF Champion Arthur Beterbiev.

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 to

“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.”

With Ramirez eyeing light heavyweight straps next, we’ll see which one they match him up with next.

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