Gilberto Ramirez Camp Confident Arum Will Secure Unification

By Ryan Burton

Last week Top Rank CEO Bob Arum told'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.

gilberto-ramirez (10)_3 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 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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JuniorTorres720 on 07-06-2018

Arum is protecting his fighters such as Gilberto Ramirez and Jose Ramirez. That sucks and even more if the fighters are consenting to them being protected this way. I get that you don’t wanna throw in your fighter with elite…

Comment by Sosay on 07-06-2018

Yawn, duck real comp, claim you want the best. Arum is making me not like either Ramirez. 4get DeGale, hes washed.

Comment by Mammoth on 07-06-2018

Groves, Benavidez are Uzcategui are all booked and all beat Ramirez.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 07-06-2018

A lot of talk about "weight!" I would've kept that on the low! Now they know the longer they wait, the harder the weight! Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell, Uzcategui vs. Plant, Groves vs. Smith, DeGale vs. TBA, what can you…

Comment by rudy on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=Sh|ts on Brits;18918602]If that's what you wanted then why didn't you join the WBSS at 168 lbs?[/QUOTE] He is just plain rubbish, he does not want to fight anybody who is world classs. His biggest win is Arthur Abraham who…

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