Former WBO super middleweight champion of the world Gilberto Ramírez (41-0, 27 KO’s) has expressed his desire to fight WBC and WBA (Super) super middleweight champion Canelo Álvarez and also wants to break Floyd Mayweather’s astounding 50-0 record.
One of the most perfect records in combat sports history is credited to fifteen times world champion Floyd Mayweather, who retired from the sport with fifty victories, all while staying undefeated throughout his career.
Very few have ever come close to have such a record like Mayweather but the one who came closest to break the record is Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin, the former WBC strawweight champion who lost his belt as well as the first match of his pro boxing career in November last year, making his record 54-1. Its now Gilberto “Golden Southpaw” Ramírez who turns his gaze on Mayweather’s record.
Surpassing Mayweather’s record is the first target for Gilberto Ramírez at 170
The first-ever super middleweight champion out of Mexico, Gilberto Ramírez has won 41 fights while staying undefeated in his eleven years of professional boxing career.
Ramírez clinched his WBO belt at 168 back in April 2016 against Arthur Abraham and clocked five successful title defenses, before switching to light heavyweight in 2019.
Speaking to Jocelin Flores, Ramírez revealed that surpassing Mayweather’s record is the primary aim in his path to glory.
“I want to be world champion again, have all the titles, unify, and in the long term I want to be a legend,” Ramírez said, “overcoming Mayweather’s mark is the first record I want to have.”
“I want to have better fights, to fight for another title, to become champion again, to unify. That’s what I need.” (H/T BoxingScene)
Gilberto Ramírez hopes to fight Canelo next year
After his fifth title defense against Jesse Hart as the WBO super middleweight champion in December 2018, Ramírez’s journey at 170 started with two back to back wins over Tommy Karpency in April 2019 and former NABF champion Alfonso López in last December which was also the last time the Mexican was seen in action.
However, alongside the target of becoming champion once again and then unifying all the titles in light heavyweight, Ramírez has one more wish, to spar against his compatriot Canelo Álvarez.
“We are two Mexicans, we are the ones who are right now in our best moments and people are asking for that fight, I think that in 2022 it can happen,” the 29-year-old went on, “I have more skills than him, I’m smart in the ring and I’m bigger than him.”
“People want to see that type of fight and this is what boxing lacks since it has lost a lot of credibility, I think it would give both of us a lot of good press to fight together,” Ramírez added.