By Ryan Burton
Last week Top Rank CEO Bob Arum told BoxingScene.com's Keith Idec that he planned on getting, "the best possible opponent" for WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez (38-0) should he get past Roamer Angulo (23-1) this past Saturday night.
Ramirez did his part, winning a dominant twelve round unanimous decision against the outclassed Angulo in their ESPN televised main event.
In the co-feature bout, Alex Saucedo stopped Lenny Zuppavigna in a bloody fight that will be in the running for 2018's Fight of the Year.
BoxingScene.com caught up with Ramirez's trainer Hector Zapari on Sunday to get his take on the comments made by Arum.
"We believe what he said. For us it is just a question of making some adjustments in how Gilberto makes weight so that he can be stronger at the next weigh-in and in the next fight," said Zapari.
The 26-year-old Ramirez is expected to return to the ring in the fall and he and his team have been very outspoken in their desire for a unification fight. They would like for it to happen by the end of this year and worst case sometime next year.
"We want the (World Boxing Super Series) winner Callum Smith or George Groves or David Benavidez or James DeGale," Zapari told BoxingScene.com as he named the other three champions in the division.
"We don't want to wait much longer. We want that fight by the end of this year or at the latest next year. We are going to get together after Zurdo has a rest and make some adjustments to how he makes weight and then get back to work."
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