Gilberto Ramirez already has his eyes on his next opponent.
Ramirez is set to return to the ring on March 18 against Gabriel Rosado as the fight will headline a Golden Boy Promotions event at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. It’s Ramirez’s first fight since suffering his first career loss in November to Dmitry Bivol.
“It was hard for me [losing to Bivol]. I was disappointed in myself,” Ramirez told BoxingScene.com and other reporters during a recent media workout at the Brickhouse Boxing Club. “I got into boxing because I wanted to prove to myself that I am the best and that I can do anything that I want. Now I find myself in a different beginning. I’m coming for everything [against Rosado].”
Although Ramirez did have some moments in the fight, Bivol clearly won, but he says that fight has given him confidence should the two rematch. Yet, the Mexican knows he needs to work his way to a rematch, so he says the plan is to face Anthony Yarde, Callum Smith, or Joshua Buatsi.
“I’m looking for those fights,” said Ramirez. “I need to win the fights they put in front of me to return to world title form. I need to make a statement. I’m motivated to prove to myself that I am the best. I want to be busy. I want to be more active and fight two more times this year. The fans deserve these fights. I’m willing to fight in the UK. I’m willing to fight anywhere.”
Gilberto Ramirez (44-1) suffered the decision loss to Bivol last time out. Prior to that, he scored a KO win over Dominic Boesel. In his career, he holds notable wins over Alfonso Lopez, Yunieski Gonzalez, Sullivan Barrera, Jesse Hart, and Roamer Alexis Angulo among others.
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