The WBA World Lightweight Title will be put on the line when two undefeated fighters get into the ring this Saturday, November 5th.
The event headliner sees the 20-0 Russian fighter, Dmitry Bivol, who comes in to take down the 44-0 Mexican Challenger, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez, as they both face in the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Bivol is defending his WBA light heavyweight title six months after scoring the biggest win of his career against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and he has his work cut out for him against undefeated contender Ramirez.
Boxing Preview – Dmitry Bivol vs. Gilberto Ramírez Betting Odds & Free Pick – Info
Saturday, November 29th at 10:00 pm ET at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
- Main card: 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
- Main event ring walks (approx): 5:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT
Dmitry Bivol -416
Gilberto Ramirez +266
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Why Bet Dmitry Bivol
Bivol is fundamentally sound and disciplined.
He doesn’t do anything spectacular, but he’s a cerebral fighter with good defensive instincts and doesn’t make too many exploitable mistakes.
The Russian had faced and defeated the likes of Issac Chilemba, Joe Smith Jr., and Jean Pascal before upsetting Alvarez last May.
He’s not a big puncher by any means, with 11 KOs in 20 wins and his last knockout coming four years ago.
What he does do very well is work behind a stiff jab with excellent footwork.
Though he’s a conventional boxer in every sense of the word, Bivol might need another dynamic performance to keep his title.
Why Bet Gilberto Ramírez
“Zurdo” Ramirez is getting the shot he has been demanding for the last two years.
Ramirez is a pressure fighter and a former champion at 168 pounds who has been impressive lately, winning his last five fights by stoppage.
The Mexican has scored big wins against Arthur Abraham, Jesse Hart, Yunieski Gonzalez, and most recently knocked out Dominic Boesel last May.
Ramirez is a physically strong fighter with good instincts and better punching power.
While his hands aren’t the fastest, he can catch speedy fighters with his power shots, and his southpaw stance always presents a problem.
Final Betting Analysis – Dmitry Bivol vs. Gilberto Ramírez
Bivol can’t hurt Ramirez or dictate the pace of the fight like he did against Alvarez when all those advantages will be non-existent here.
He’s tricky enough to keep Ramirez off balance, though doubts linger he can get him to move backward.
Gilberto comes in as the big underdog with +266, while Bivol is greatly favored by -416.
Ramirez is going to come forward and will be landing the bigger shots.
Fighters like Ramirez sometimes win rounds just by coming forward while Bivol sticks out his jab and moves.
If they trade, expect Ramirez’s punches to score better with the judges.
There is a chance that Bivol’s defense and counter-punching shuts him down, but a passive game plan won’t win him rounds.
Lesser fighters have troubled Bivol in the past, and he’s not fighting a blown-up middleweight here.
We are placing our pick on an upset for the Mexican fighter in this one. Go for a victory for Ramirez in +266 for a total gain of 366.
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