LAS VEGAS (July 20, 2022) – Tapos na ang paghahabol ni Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez dahil nag-order na ang World Boxing Association (WBA) na dapat lang silang magharap ng WBA reigning champ Dimitry Bivol para sa sa world heavyweight championship.
Si Zurdo na dating middleweight champion ay mahaharap sa mahirap na asignatura sa pagharap niya kay Bivol na kamakailan ay tinalo si Canelo Alvarez via unanimous decision.
Si Ramirez ay hindi lang isang beses nanalo sa title eliminator dahil dalawang beses nangyari iyon nang talunin niya si dating WBA No. contender Dominic Boesel sa four rounds.
“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,” paliwanag ni Carlos Chavez, chairman ng WBA Championship Committee, sa naging sulat niya sa dalawang 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.”
Binigyan ang dalawang panig hanggang Agosto 10th para ayusin ang laban at hindi na dumaan iyon sa 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.”