Robeisy Ramirez’s career should be quickly ascending after the two-time Cuban Olympics gold medalist scored a resounding one-punch knockout of the previously unbeaten Abraham Nova.

The 28-year-old Ramirez (10-1, 6 KOs) has been in recovery mode ever since stumbling off the blocks in a loss to kick off his professional career in 2019.

It’s been smooth sailing for the southpaw Ramirez ever since, however, as evidenced by his most recent conquest against the respected Nova. 

Following the prolific knockout, there has been plenty of chatter that Ramirez is ready for a world title opportunity. 

The featherweight division features such champions as Emanuel Navarrete, Josh Warrington, Leo Santa Cruz, Mark Magsayo, and Leigh Wood. 

The clearest path for Ramirez to get a shot at a title would be to fight Top Rank stablemate and WBO champion Navarrete.

“I would fight anyone,” Ramirez told FightHype when asked if he wants to next fight Navarrete. “It depends on my company, my team and I want to fight the best and keep rolling. “If he’s there and available, of course, I would fight him." 

Another world title opportunity could come against WBC and WBO super featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson. But Ramirez, who beat Stevenson in the 2016 Olympics finals, has no intention of a professional rematch after forcing the New Jersey native to settle for a silver medal.

“I wish Shakur the best. We have a great relationship. I don’t see that fight happening. He’s in his weight class [of 130 pounds] right now, and I think he will keep moving up. I wish him nothing but the best. I’m very comfortable at 126. That’s my division. I’m going to clear that division and then see what’s next. It’s not something at the top of my mind right now,” said Ramirez. 

“Definitely undisputed, and clearing the division at 126 is the goal. At the most [I will fight at is], 135 in five, six, or seven years, but I’m not banking on it. Obviously, I’m not growing anymore. I’m comfortable with my weight.”

Ramirez also wants to make sure he’s shifting the narrative arc of his career after getting knocked down and losing a four-round split decision to the little-known Adan Gonzales in August 2019.

Ramirez avenged his loss against Gonzales the following summer. 

"I think it’s time that people stop talking about that professional debut. Obviously, it was a bad start, but that's definitely in the past. But what I think I’ve accomplished so far in my resume after that fight is a testament. There’s no point in talking about that fight anymore,” said Ramirez. 

Ramirez’s performance against Nova further removed himself from the only blemish of his near-three year career. 

“Yes, we definitely expected to get a knockout [against Nova]. The work we did [in training camp] was toward the knockout. That was the preparation all along, and we said all along that it wasn’t going to be a fight that was going to go all the way to the tenth round,” said Ramirez.

“No, I definitely was never hurt or buzzed at any point. I guessed the point when I started planting myself, he realized he couldn’t hurt me with his punches. It's when he realized it's not going to be an easy fight for him. I knew I had control of the fight.” 

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