By Brian Webber: Tim Bradley desires to see a unification combat between WBO featherweight champion Robeisy Ramirez and IBF champ Luis Alberto Lopez subsequent. Mark Kriegel & Bernardo Osuna of ESPN additionally need to see Robeisy & Lopez battle it out.
The 2-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy could be the best combat for Prime Rank to arrange towards Luis Lopez, as each fighters are with the identical promotional firm, making it a straightforward one to place collectively.
Robeisy is defending his lately gained WBO featherweight title on November 4th towards a still-to-be-determined opponent on the Tahoe Blue Occasion Heart in Lake Tahoe.
Promoter Bob Arum expressed curiosity lately when requested about placing a unification combat collectively between the Cuban Robeisy (13-1, 8 KOs) and Lopez. It’s only a query of whether or not Arum desires to make that occur this yr or in 2024.
Lopez (29-2, 16 KOs) defeated Joet Gonzalez final Friday night time by a 12 spherical unanimous choice in an entertaining combat on ESPN from the American Financial institution Heart in Corpus Christ, Texas.
Robeisy defeated Shakur Stevenson within the 2016 Olympics, leaving him in tears afterward along with his victory.
Mark Kriegel: “He desires to unify towards Robeisy. I might like to see that,” stated Kriegel about Luis Alberto Lopez.
Bernardo Osuna: “What does the long run maintain in the event you see Leigh Wooden, Rey Vargas, and Robeisy Ramirez? The simplest combat to make for Luis Alberto Lopez is Robeisy Ramirez.
“Clearly, it’s in-house [with Top Rank], and clearly due to the technical aptitude of Robeisy, a two-time Olympic champion and a southpaw. How do you see the long run for Luis Alberto Lopez?”
Tim Bradley: “It’s vibrant, massive fights forward of him. He’s defying all the percentages. I do know he was the favourite this time round, however simply along with his skillset and his potential. Large fights coming quickly at 126 lbs, however Robeisy Ramirez is a nasty boy. He has a mode of his personal that I believe he can provide Lopez a problem.”
Kriegel: “We noticed within the backend of the [Lopez vs. Joet Gonzalez] combat, a few of the lack of fundamentals, and a few of the unorthodoxy was attending to him. Robeisy is a very well-schooled man. Can he get away with that towards a man like Robeisy?”
Bradley: “I don’t assume so, I actually don’t assume so. I believe Robeisy is basically technically sound, a well-schooled Cuban, has good toes of his personal, can learn and see openings like that, and he has firepower that it’s a must to respect.
“So,I believe it’s an excellent combat. I haven’t checked out movie but, however I believe that’s the proper man that may take out a champion like Lopez and a southpaw too.”
Kriegel: “I believe what’s going to occur is that they’re [Top Rank] going to need [Ruben] Villa for Robeisy. If I’m Lopez and also you’re not going to unify now, then feed me Villa as a result of I desire a slick southpaw earlier than I am going with Robeisy.”