Gilberto Ramirez is hoping to get a measure of revenge in the coming future.
Ramirez will collide with Dominic Boesel in a final WBA light heavyweight eliminator on Saturday night.
A victory will get Ramirez closer to a mandatory shot at current WBA world champion Dmitry Bivol.
Last Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Bivol outboxed Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez over twelve rounds to retain his belt with a dominant unanimous decision.
Ramirez believes Canelo blew himself up by throwing everything he could in the first half and was very tired by the end of the fight.
"It was sad for everyone, even for me as a fan and as a Mexican. He started too fast. He tried to rush it; at the end of the fight, he was tired. Everyone knew that he was tired, it didn’t look like he was comfortable," Bivol told The DAZN Boxing Show.
Should he win on Saturday, Ramirez will press to get the fight with Bivol.
"I’m always looking for the big fights. I was looking at Bivol for my last two fights. On May 14 I have business to take care of, but after that, no more running, let’s do it," Ramirez said.
The former WBO super middleweight champion is hoping to get revenge for his country to unseating Bivol for the title.
He believes the Russian fighter was just too big and too skilled for Canelo, who began his career as a welterweight and is currently the undisputed world champion at super middleweight.
“I think Bivol was just too much for Canelo. I am a little sad as a Mexican boxing fan. In a way I do have to get revenge since I represent Mexico as well," Ramirez said.