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Who won Bivol vs Ramirez?
Dmitry Bivol beat Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 5th November 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 in favor of winner Dmitry Bivol.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Chantelle Cameron was victorious over Jessica McCaskill, Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov beat Zelfa Barrett for the IBF World Junior Lightweight belt, Galal Yafai defeated Gohan Rodriguez Garcia and Kal Yafai was victorious over Jerald Paclar.
Bivol vs Ramirez stats
Dmitry Bivol stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 44 wins and 0 draws, with 30 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ramirez had advantage in power over Bivol, with a 68% knock out percentage over Bivol's 55%.
Dmitry Bivol was the same age as Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez, at 31 years old.
Ramirez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bivol. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Dmitry Bivol fought out of the orthodox stance, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez was a southpaw.
Bivol was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 3 months later than Ramirez, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 95 less professional rounds, 172 to Ramirez's 267.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez was ranked number 1 by the WBA and 2 by the WBO in the 175lb division.
Bivol vs Ramirez form
Bivol remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Umar Salamov on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Lenin Castillo on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
He had won against Joe Smith Jr on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Dominic Boesel on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yunieski Gonzalez on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight eliminator fight at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.
Before that, he had won against Alfonso Lopez on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas.
He had beat Tommy Karpency on 12th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Staples Center, LA.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez had been fighting more than Dmitry Bivol.
Going to this contest, Dmitry Bivol had last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez's last outing had been 6 months and 17 days ago.
Bivol's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Bivol vs Ramirez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:45 PM UTC at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which was 5:45 PM EST or 2:45 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:45 PM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Bivol vs Ramirez?
Dmitry Bivol was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez made his way into the ring at 15/4 (+380) with oddsmakers.
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|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez - Decision||50%|
|Dmitry Bivol - Decision||50%|
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