At 30 years old, Gilberto Ramirez is looking to claim a world title in another weight class. With a record of 43-0, he’s looking to put his unbeaten streak on the line against the division’s best. During a recent media session, Ramirez said that he’s looking to share the ring against the division’s best, including Dmitry Bivol, Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith Jr.
“Of course, Bivol, Beterbiev and Smith are still at the top of my list, but they were all unavailable. Even though they are on the top of my list, I’m not waiting for them, I’ve got my own legacy to chase,” Ramirez said, according to Boxing Scene.
“I’ve said before, Beterbiev and Smith are average fighters at best, and they know not to mention my name. Bivol was close to making it happen, but he got the Canelo opportunity, so I don’t blame him.”
While his aspirations are noted, he must first get by IBO Light Heavyweight Champion Dominic Boesel of Germany on May 14, 2022 at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California.
“Boesel is the No. 1 European light heavyweight who has all the accolades to make this a challenging fight,” Ramirez commented.