Former super middleweight world champion Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez is working hard in camp, for the upcoming mandatory clash with WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.

The contest is scheduled to take place on November 5 in Abu Dhabi.

Bivol is coming off one of the biggest stunners of the year.

Back in May, he outboxed Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez over twelve rounds to retain the WBA strap.

Ramirez intends to come forward from the start with heavy workrate. Some felt Canelo did not throw enough punches in the bout with Bivol.

"My plan is to finish the fight with my hand up and win that belt. I'll go for it all night, I'll throw a lot of punches and I'll end up wearing that belt," Ramirez told Fight Hub TV.

Ramirez, with a record of 44-0 and 30 KOs, has knocked out all five of his opponents since making the jump to light heavyweight.

The two fighters recently went face to face in Abu Dhabi to promote the fight at the kick-off press conference.

"It was great to be there and to be able to see that belt. We both behaved like gentlemen and we know that it will be a great fight. We will put on a great show for all the fans, I am convinced that I am bigger and stronger than him," Ramirez commented.

Should Ramirez win, he plans to target Artur Beterbiev, who holds the WBC, IBF and WBO light heavyweight titles. Beterbiev will first have to overcome his own mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde, in early 2023.

"In the end, the best have to fight the best and the people deserve this. My plan is to conquer this division," Ramirez said.