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Biofile Gilberto Ramirez Interview

By Scoop Malinowski  

Status: NABF Light Heavyweight Champion. Former WBO Super Middleweight Champion. Pro record is 44-0 (30 knockouts). Next up is the World Light Heavyweight title shot vs Dmitry Bivol in Dubai on November 5.

Ht: 6-2 1/2 Wt: 175

DOB: June 19, 1991 In: Mazatlan, Mexico

Nicknames: Zurdo de Oro (Golden Southpaw).

First memory of boxing: Having fun with friends without any equipment and just learning the sport from little gym in my hometown: Mazatlan.  

Boxing inspirations: Cementing my legacy in the sport and using the platform to help others.  The 50-0 Club is a very exclusive list I’m proud to be working toward. All fighters go through ups and downs and understand the blood, sweat and tears to achieve anything in this sport. I feel very blessed and fortunate to be in the position I’m in today and I will never stop giving it my all in the sport. Hopefully, when I’m finished, I can leave a legacy in the sport that I can be proud of

First job: Selling food and other goods on the street of Mazatlan.  

First car:  No answer.

Pre-fight feeling: Kill or be killed.  

Greatest moment of your career: Becoming a Champ for the first time. WBO Super Middleweight title against Arthur Abraham (2016 on Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 undercard in Las Vegas.) I took him to a Mexican boxing school. He was a very, very strong puncher, but he couldn’t take any movement. I knew halfway through the fight I was going to win the fight. I came to make history, and I did it.  

Most painful moment of your career: Hurting my hand (surgery for torn ligament in right knuckle in 2016).

Funny boxing memory: No answer.  

Embarrassing boxing memory: No answer.  

Strangest fight or opponent: No answer.  

Why do you love boxing: It’s the sweet science. It involves lot more brain than brawn.  

Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate. 

Favorite artists: Andre Bocellli.  

Funniest boxers encountered:  No answer.

Favorite boxers to watch: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.  

Favorite fights: No answer. 

Favorite sport outside boxing: Golf.  

People qualities most admired: Honesty and accountability.

On Facing Bivol For Light Heavyweight Title:  I really believe that I can become a two-time World Champion on Saturday. I want to say thank you to Oscar and to everyone for being here. To my team and all of the press and media – thank you. I’d like to thank Dmitry and his team for making the fight happen.

 
It’s exciting for me to come from Mexico and be here in Abu Dhabi. It’s the same weather, I feel like I’m at home. I’ve been training hard for this fight and I will take the belt this Saturday that’s for sure. 44 tried, 44 fell. I hope that the people enjoy the fight because this is the type of fight that fans like to see in boxing.
 
Right now I just see it as becoming a two-time World Champion, I don’t see it like me becoming a boxing star. My goal is to become a two-time World Champion, continue to build my legacy and eventually to become a legend. That’s my goal. I want to do that for all of my fans out there.

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