Undefeated light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol will be back in the ring this weekend as he looks to back up his upset victory over Canelo Alvarez against Gilberto Ramirez.
Bivol defended his WBA (Super) title against the great Canelo with an brilliant display in their blockbuster clash in May.
Now, the 31-year-old Russian is ready for another mandatory defence, this time against ‘Golden Southpaw’ Ramirez.
The Mexican has an incredible record of 44 wins and no defeats and beat Dominic Boesel last time out in May.
Ramirez is a former WBO super middleweight champion and will now be looking to pull off a shock win against Bivol.
Bivol vs Ramirez: Date and start time
The 12-round light-heavyweight title clash is set to be held on Saturday, November 5.
It is taking place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The card will get going at 5pm on the night with Bivol vs Ramirez expected from 10pm.
Bivol vs Ramirez: TV channel and live stream
The fight will be broadcast live on DAZN – the streaming service costs £7.99 per month, you can sign up HERE.
It can be streamed via the DAZN app and can be viewed on smart TVs, game consoles, connected devices, mobile, tablets and computers.
Their coverage will be live from 5:30pm.
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Bivol vs Ramirez: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Dmitry Bivol vs Gilberto Ramirez – for WBA (Super) light-heavyweight title
- Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov vs Zelfa Barrett – for vacant IBF super-featherweight title
- Chantelle Cameron vs Jessica McCaskill – for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, WBO light-welterweight titles
- Galal Yafai vs Gohan Rodriguez Garcia
- Khalid Yafai vs Jerald Paclar
- Aqib Fiaz vs Diego Valtierra
- Fahad Al Bloushi vs TBA
- Majid Al Naqbi vs TBA
- Campbell Hatton vs TBA
- Sultan Al Nuaimi vs TBA
Bivol vs Ramirez: What’s been said?
Dmitry Bivol: “Ramirez is a good fighter because he has 44 victories in 44 fights, he has good body punches, he makes the weight well, he’s confident.
“I think, first of all, it will be a great fight because we both want to win. We both don’t know what losing is, and when people are well matched it’s an amazing fight.
“I wanted to fight him maybe three or four years ago and I said to my team, ‘Let’s make this fight.’
“He was a champion at super-middleweight… I wanted to fight against another champion, then he has zero losses, it’s a good challenge for me.
“What do I want to achieve? First of all, I want to realise my potential and the potential inside of me. I feel there is still more to be realised.
“Second, of course, I want more belts. I want to make history and I want to be remembered in boxing as a good boxer, as a smart boxer.”
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