Highly world ranked unbeaten super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez (32-0, 24 KOs) seems on the brink of a world title fight. Ramirez is ranked no lower than third by any of the major four world sanctioning bodies. Ramirez completely dominated veteran Derek Edwards in his last fight this past June 26th in route to a 10 round unanimous decision. There were a few moments in the fight were it appeared Ramirez would actually stop Edwards. This was the same Edwards who stopped current WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack last year in less than a round. This was prior to Jack becoming world champion.
Ramirez was born and raised in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. He is not the prototypical style Mexican fighter. He does like to mix it up but he is more tactical about it. He is not a boring fighter at all. He throws a lot of punches and fights well on the inside despite being 6′ 2½″. If that is not enough for opponents to worry about he is also a southpaw. His power is also very deceptive. He is not one to get opponents out in the first round on a regular basis. He overwhelms them with a barrage of punches and they are often hurt by a punch they don’t see coming.
Ramirez is promoted by Top Rank who have done an excellent job of developing his talent. The options for challenging for a world title are plentiful. Jack is scheduled to face George Groves in his next fight. Ramirez could be primed to fight the winner. The winner between the fourth fight between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglietz in Germany could be another possibility. Top Rank has not been shy at all with sending their fighters overseas for world title fights. There is also the possibility Ramirez could fight a final eliminator so that with a win a world champion would be forced to fight him. Whichever direction is decided on it appears a world title fight is not too far away for Ramirez.