Ré mitry Bivol returns tonight with a huge title fight against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez in Abu Dhabi. It’s six months on from the Russian’s sensational victory over Canelo Alvarez, beating the pound-for-pound ledger by unanimous decision, and while there’s talk of a 2023 rematch, the focus for now is on another Mexican. Eddie Hearn and Matchroom had hoped to make a fight between Bivol and Joshua Buatsi before the end of the year, but this was rejected by the WBA and it was ordered that a mandatory defense be made against Ramirez instead. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW BIVOL VS RAMIREZ LIVE! It’s a fight between two undefeated fighters, Bivol 20-0 with nine knockouts while his opponent has yet to taste defeat in his 44 pro fights, winning 30 of those from a distance. Ramirez was WBO super middleweight world champion for three years earlier in his career, winning the belt from Arthur Abraham and he went on to make five successful defenses of the title. The 31-year-old opted to move up to light heavyweight in 2019 and now gets his first shot at the big time in the division, with Bivol expecting a tough test on Saturday night. “He’s got good punches, he makes weight well, he’s confident,” the Russian said of Ramirez. “I think, first of all, it’s going to be a great fight because we both want to win. We both don’t know what it’s like to lose, and when people are matched well, it’s an amazing fight. “I wanted to fight him maybe three or four years ago and I said to my team, ‘Let’s do this fight. He was a champion at super middleweight, I wanted to fight another champion, then he has zero losses, it’s a good challenge for me. Bivol vs Ramirez date, start time, venue and ring walks Bivol vs Ramirez will take place on Saturday November 5, 2022 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Ring walks for the main event are scheduled to take place around 9pm GMT, but as always, those times are subject to change. Bivol vs Ramirez fight card / full undercard British fighter Chantelle Cameron is looking to become the undisputed light welterweight champion on the card, as she takes on Jessica McCaskill in what should be a brilliant fight. The 31-year-old currently holds the WBC and IBF belts and, with the vacant WBO and WBA titles also on the line, there is a chance for Cameron to rise to the top of the sport in his first fight outside the UK. . It’s a daunting task against McCaskill who has won her last seven fights, including two against Cecilia Braekhus, since being beaten by Katie Taylor in 2017. The American, undisputed at welterweight, is down a division for the cut. to all welterweight titles. Zelfa Barrett takes on Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov for the vacant IBF world title, after Joe Cordina was stripped as he retired from his defense against Rakhimov with a hand injury. Campbell Hatton is also in action earlier in the night, looking to extend his professional record to 9-0, along with brothers Galal and Kal Yafai. READ MORE Dmitry Bivol vs Gilberto Ramírez Chantelle Cameron vs Jessica McCaskill Shavkatdjon Rakhimov vs Zelfa Barrett Galal Yafai vs Gohan Rodriguez Garcia Kal Yafai vs Jerald Paclar Sultan Al Nuaimi vs Sohaib Haque Aqib Fiaz vs Diego Valtierra Campbell Hatton vs Denis Bartos Fahad Al Bloushi vs Irakli Shariashvili Majid Al Naqbi vs John Lawrence Ordonio How to Watch Bivol vs Ramirez TV Channel: In the UK, Bivol vs Ramirez is shown live on DAZN, with undercard coverage starting at 5.30pm GMT. “Before the Bell” takes place from 2 p.m., with the main event set to begin around 9 p.m. A subscription to DAZN currently costs £7.99 per month in the UK. Live Blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s LIVE Blog. Bivol vs Ramirez fight prediction Bivol unsurprisingly enters the fight as the heavy favorite, following his stunning win over Canelo to stop the Mexican’s seemingly unstoppable charge across the splits. However, it’s unlikely to be a completely straightforward night for the 31-year-old, particularly if there’s some sort of drop in intensity in what’s likely to be a much more low-key atmosphere than the one he knew in Las Vegas earlier this year. Despite having fought for much of his career at super middleweight, Ramirez will have both size and advantage in the ring on Saturday night, and he’s won all of his fights since gaining weight. by KO. Bivol is a strong favorite to defend his WBA title this weekend / AFP via Getty Images The Mexican is an aggressive fighter and has certainly earned his shot at a world title, but he will have to take risks by closing the distance if he wants achieve any success. Bivol will probably want to avoid too many rallies, knowing he has a significant advantage if he turns into a technical fight and can take out Ramirez from range. Both fighters are tough enough that there’s a good chance the fight will go the distance, with Bivol doing enough on the cards even if he has to go through some slightly shaky moments. Bivol won by unanimous decision. Bivol vs. Ramirez weigh-in results The fighters took the scales on Friday afternoon. Bivol weighed in at 174.7 pounds, with Ramirez slightly lighter at 174.6 pounds. Bivol vs Ramirez betting odds Bivol to win: 1/5 Ramirez win: 10/3 Draw: 20/1 Bivol win by decision/technical decision: 8/15 Bivol win by KO, TKO or DQ: 4/1 Win by Ramirez by decision/technical decision: 7/1 Ramirez win by KO, TKO or DQ: 7/1 Odds via Betfair (subject to change). 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