Top Rank planning busy year for Ramirez

February 4, 2018

Once Gilberto Ramirez has topped and stopped Ghana’s Habib Ahmed, Top Rank’s plan of a very busy year for the WBO super middleweight titleholder, takes shape, with up to three more fights in the works.

ESPN has the full story, including a quote from Bob Arum where Ramirez is compared to Carlos Monzon, but here’s how it breaks down:

  • Ramirez wins against Habib Ahmed
  • Ramirez returns in May, with Rohan Murdock on the undercard
  • If both win, Ramirez faces Murdock in the fall in Australia
  • If Ramirez wins again, a potential December bout

All of this is very optimistic, and includes Ramirez (36-0, 24 KO) going to Australia to fight Rohan Murdock (21-1, 15 KO), a fringe contender who stopped Frankie Filippone, last night, and none of it mentions potentially fighting the World Boxing Super Series champion, which of course could be the December bout.

It’s ambitious on paper, and at least the thought is there. Even the idea of a top fighter having four fights in a single calendar year in this day and age is pretty intriguing. Three would be plenty busy.

EDITED FROM: badlefthook

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