ROBEISY RAMIREZ is not going to entertain any distractions about potential future fights whereas he prepares for his date in Japan in opposition to Satoshi Shimizu.
The 29-year-old Cuban southpaw will defend his WBO featherweight strap for the primary time on the Stephen Fulton-Naoya Inoue undercard on July 25.
Ramirez, who misplaced on his skilled debut, has received 12 consecutive fights taking the scalps of Eric Donovan, Abraham Nova, and Isaac Dogboe within the course of.
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Ramirez and Luis Alberto Lopez are each promoted by High Rank and it’s tough to disregard a state of affairs the place the 2 could combat each other in some unspecified time in the future within the close to future. Lopez holds the IBF model after defeating Josh Warrington in December final yr earlier than devasting the hopes of Michael Conlan a number of weeks in the past in Belfast.
Boxing Information requested Ramirez, by way of his translator, about the potential of combating Lopez.
“I mentioned I got here right here to combat the most effective whether or not that’s ‘Venado’ Lopez, Leigh Wooden, whoever. I wish to be in good fights. We could have time after July 25 to consider this and in regards to the subsequent steps however no I haven’t had the chance to speak about that but.”
On the identical night time Lopez beat Conlan throughout the water in Manchester Leigh Wooden avenged his loss in March to Mauricio Lara with the most effective performances of his profession.
“Nicely, I merely suppose with Leigh Wooden he gave a extra concentrated combat beginning with the burden,” Ramirez mentioned about Wooden-Lara 2.
“We noticed that Lara had difficulties with the burden after which [with] Conlan and Lopez it was an excellent combat. Lopez landed the higher punches, and he was dominating him by way of energy. These are good fights in my division. There are quite a lot of good boxers there, prime quality boxers so there could possibly be quite a lot of good fights between us, and I believe that’s good for me.”
Ramirez is a large odds-on favorite to beat the 37-year-old Shimizu 11-1 (10) subsequent week. Though he’s anticipated to win and win nicely Ramirez is targeted solely on the duty at hand. What may occur sooner or later can wait.
“I at all times deal with immediately and proper now July 25 in opposition to Shimuzu in Japan. The day after we are able to speak about Lopez, Wooden, Lara, anybody. We’ll speak about what comes.”
“I’ve no issues combating anybody, however I do attempt to deal with what I’ve pending and that’s July 25. Ensure that I come out victorious after which we’ll see what we do after.”