Bivol vs Zurdo Ramirez Odds & Betting Tips: Russian to Retain Belt

The WBA Light Heavyweight Belt is on the Line

Bookmakers have released boxing betting markets and Bivol vs Zurdo Ramirez odds expect the current champion to be too classy.

With a combined 64-0 record, it should be a cracking fight in the light heavyweight division and it’s Bivol who puts his belt on the line.

The Russian defeated Canelo Alvarez in his most recent fight, so the boxing odds aren’t surprising.

Fight Information:

Main Card: Dmitry Bivol vs Gilberto Ramirez
Location: Ethiad Arena, Dubai, UAE
Title: WBA light heavyweight title

Class with Bivol

Bivol, a one-man wrecking crew, and the best light heavyweight in the world gave it his all to defeat Canelo Alvarez.

The Russian, who is currently a resident of California, won by decision and it was a big upset as the massive underdog. The 115-113 result across all three judges confirmed what many believed about Bivol; that he’s world-class and ready to tear through the division.

He now faces Ramirez, who is 44-0 and must be respected. However, Bivol has the class edge and that’s evident with Bivol vs Zurdo Ramirez odds.

“He’s a good fighter because he has 44 victories in 44 fights, he has good body punches, he makes the weight well, he’s confident,” Bivol told BoxingScene.

“I think, first of all, it will be a great fight because we both want to win. We both don’t know what losing is, and when people are well matched it’s an amazing fight.

“I wanted to fight him maybe three or four years ago and I said to my team, ‘Let’s make this fight.’ First of all, he was a champion at super-middleweight. I wanted to fight against another champion. Then he has zero losses, it’s a good challenge for me.”

Our Dmitry Bivol vs Gilberto Ramirez fight preview expects a close fight, but we agree with bookmakers and odds. Bivol is the -380 favorite to defend his WBA title, which is good shopping for the top-ranked fighter.

Ramirez Steps Up to the Plate

Ramirez has won his last five fights by knockout, so Bivol is in danger of getting caught with a punch. Despite his reputation for dodging blows, Ramirez moves quickly and he could cause damage.

The 31-year-old Mexican is a proud fighter and has a respectable knockout success percentage with 30 knockouts from 44 victories. He stopped Dominic Boesel in just four rounds earlier this year, and that came after a knockout of Yunieski Gonzalez.

Despite the fact that Ramirez’s record doesn’t include any victories over opponents like Canelo, Bivol vs Zurdo Ramirez odds values him highly at +280.

With 44 professional fights under his belt, he always has a puncher’s chance and has plenty of ring experience. His size advantage is another positive for the underdog.

“Of course, I’m 175 pounds naturally, and I’m bigger than him, stronger, and everyone will see on November 5,” said Ramirez. “I’m sorry for him because he has a big storm coming, and it will take everything.”

However, Ramirez could struggle to score with the judges. Bivol is -200 to win by decision and that’s the best-backed option in early betting markets. He has too much class for Ramirez, and he’s the king of avoiding a beating.

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