Tag Archive | Dmitry Bivol

Trainer Julian Chua believes Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is No. 1 light heavyweight in the world

Rising, young boxing trainer Julian Chua believes he’s working with the No. 1 light heavyweight in the world, 41-0 Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (27 KOs), who was Mexico’s first world super middleweight champion. Better than Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol and even Ramirez’ fellow countryman, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, if he returns to the 175-pound division in the near future. The 29-year-old Ramirez, who recently signed […]

Joe Smith Jr Talks about his Rise in Light Heavyweight Division

This Saturday night (April 10), JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR. (26-3 21KO’S) will challenge for the vacant WBO World Light Heavyweight Title in the main event on ESPN against Russian veteran, MAXIM VLASOV (45-3 26KO’s). The fight was rescheduled from February 13, to April 10, due to Vlasov testing positive for COVID-19.  The WBO world title is up for grabs […]

Gilberto Ramirez hunting undefeated Russian light heavyweight world champion

Former world super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) is on the hunt and his targets are undefeated Russians, Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol, respectively, the reigning WBC/IBF and WBA Super light heavyweight World champions. The 29-year-old Ramirez, who recently signed an exclusive promotional contract with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, is currently ranked No. 4 and […]

Smith-Vlasov WBO World Title Bout Rescheduled for April 10 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

If at first you can’t fight, try again. Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov are headed to the Sooner State to fight for the vacant WBO light heavyweight world title Saturday, April 10 at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They were originally scheduled to fight Feb. 13, but Vlasov tested positive for COVID-19 […]

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez targets Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for future mega-showdown

If 29-year-old Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), arguably already one of the top 25 Mexican fighters of all-time, has his way as he enters his prime years, he will eventually have a mega-showdown with fellow countryman Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (54-2-32, 36 KOs) before making their way to the Hall of Fame. “Anything is possible, […]

Strap Up Your Boots: The Common Man Joe Smith, Jr Fights for World Title

Light heavyweight contender JOE “THE BEAST” SMITH JR., the consummate everyman, spent more than a decade as a union laborer on Long Island. He now owns and operates a tree service business, chopping and trimming trees when he’s not training. At 31 years old, this far-from-average Joe will battle Russian veteran MAXIM VLASOV for the vacant WBO light heavyweight […]

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez improves to 41-0, Michael “The Bounty” Hunter rolls

The Champ is back! Former world super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), fighting for the first time since April 4, 2019, returned to the ring last night with a vengeance, stopping tough defending North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light heavyweight champion Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (32-4, 25 KOs) in the 10th round […]