WBO Super Middleweight Champion, Gilberto Ramirez, has indicated that he is open to the idea of taking to the road in order to contest a unification bout with one of the divisions other champions.
Ramirez is currently preparing to make the third defence of his WBO crown on March 3rd against Ghana’s Habib Ahmed. Should the undefeated Mexican emerge victorious against Ahmed, a fight with the likes of George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr, or Callum Smith would be top of his agenda.
“There are good names at my weight, but I would like to go to England and beat them there – because there is no problem in travelling for such fights, against big names. The conditions [of the fight] do not matter because I have confidence in what can I do, in the way we prepare and in my reach — which is why I asked for Chris Eubank, George Grooves or Callum Smith,” Ramirez told La Afición.
“But before I can think about that, the first thing I must do is retain my title, and that is what I hope to do. We’ve been working very hard for this fight; I feel good and ready to go into the ring.
“It’s a risky fight for me, for my title, but these are the good fights that people ask for. I want to be a solid champion, and I don’t know much about his [Ahmed’s] style, but that’s why I’ve prepared well, for various styles of fighting, because I know he’s a tough guy and he will not just give away that zero on his record.
“My goal is to remain very active, keep the title and remain undefeated. I, therefore, leave nothing to chance in my preparation, because I know that at any moment the opportunity will come to face to the [big] names that I have in mind.”