Inform your boxing predictions ahead of Dmitry Bivol's title fight with Gilberto Ramírez this weekend with insight, analysis and odds from Pinnacle.
Fresh from beating Saul 'Canelo' Álvarez to successfully defend his WBA light-heavyweight title, Dmitry Bivol takes on Gilberto Ramírez on Saturday.
A close look at the Dmitry Bivol vs. Gilberto Ramírez odds
Challenger Ramírez is regarded as the underdog and can be backed at 4.100*.
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Venue: Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dmitry Bivol vs. Gilberto Ramírez: What do the stats suggest?
Bivol steps into the ring on Saturday with an unblemished record of 20-0. The Russian has won 11 of his fights by knockout with his other nine victories coming via decision.
Bivol won the interim WBA light-heavyweight title after beating Felix Valera by unanimous decision in 2016 and he was elevated to the status of full champion in October 2019, two days before he defeated Gilbert Lenin Castillo.
Ramírez is also undefeated and boasts a 44-0 record.
The 31-year-old has made nine successful defences of his belt and most recently earned the biggest win of his career when beating Álvarez.
Ramírez is also undefeated and boasts a 44-0 record. He has won 30 of his fights by knockout and has 14 decision wins under his belt. Ramírez held the WBO super-middleweight title between 2016 and 2019, defending the belt five times before moving up to light-heavyweight. Each of Ramírez's last five fights have finished inside the distance with four ending in a knockout and one finishing when his opponent retired in round four.
Dmitry Bivol vs. Gilberto Ramírez: Where is the value?
The outcome of Saturday's contest depends largely on whether Ramírez can close the distance between the two fighters and land his trademark body shots. However, that could prove difficult for the Mexican.Ramirez has the edge when it comes to power but his issue lies in trying to get within range to unload. He does like to throw combinations to try and get on the inside but that is unlikely to work against Bivol due to his speed advantage.
Bivol likes to box at long-range, keeping opponents on the end of his jab. He has high-level footwork and uses that to dictate the contest. The champion is lightning-quick and doesn't often take much damage.
Bivol undoubtedly has the higher fighter IQ and should be able to grind his way to a victory by unanimous decision.Make your Bivol vs. Ramírez predictions and sign up with Pinnacle here.