Gilberto Ramirez eyes George Groves versus Callum Smith winner; makes shocking prediction

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 | 0

WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) has set his eyes upon a mega-fight with the winner of the World Boxing Super Series final between Callum Smith (24-0, 17 KOs) or George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs).

Ramirez is scheduled to make the fourth defense of his belt against Roamer Alexis Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs) in Oklahoma City come June 30. And, ‘Zurdo’ predicts it will be Smith who would pull off an upset win over IBO and WBA Super champion.

“I could also fight the winner of Groves and Smith from the tournament, but I think Smith would be a more interesting fight. For me he’s the favourite to win the series and beat Groves,” Ramirez was quoted as saying by BoxNation.

The Mexican pugilist, who stands 6’ 2½”, stressed on the fact that a fight with the 6’3” Smith would be an interesting battle between two freakishly tall super middleweights.

“He’s tall like myself and he’s skillful so it would be a good fight against him too,” he said.

Ramirez also appeared keen to trade punches with a ‘dipping’ James DeGale (24-2-1, 14 KOs), the IBF holder.

“He seems to have dipped a little bit, he would be a good rival but I believe I have the skills to beat him and anyone else in my division,” he said.

“I’d like to fight him, even go over to England if he wanted the fight. I’d love to fight in England and take his belt off him.”

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