November 20 brings a fight between the undefeated Mexican boxing star Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez and the expert Dutch pugilist Gevorg Khatchikian. The fight is very important for Sanchez as he is a mandatory candidate for the current WBO super middleweight title holder Arthur Abraham, who is going to defend his title against Martin Murray on November 21. If Sanchez wins the upcoming bout, no one can stop him from fighting Abraham for the championship but if he fails to win it, Abraham will have all the reasons to avoid the fight.
Sanchez, the 24 year old boxer, possesses a track record of 32-0 with as many as 24 knockouts. He hasn’t lost even a single fight in his entire boxing career yet. On the other hand, Khatchikian holds a track record of 23-1 with 11 knockouts. He won the first 20 fights of his career in a row but in the 21st fight, which took place at City Academy Sports Centre, Bristol, Avon, UK, he lost to James DeGale by getting knocked out in the ring.
The fight is going to take place in Las Vegas where Sanchez will fight for the second time in his life. Talking about the fight, Sanchez said, “I know what’s at stake here. It’s extra motivation for me. It keeps me focused because I know what comes next.”
He further added, “It was a wonderful experience being able to fight in Las Vegas. It’s the dream of every fighter to fight in Las Vegas and perform well. I want to impress the people in this fight and get my hand raised. I’m still learning and growing as a fighter. I know he’s going to be hungry, and we’re preparing for everything. We don’t want to be surprised.”
Some Quick facts You wants to know;
|Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez||Tale of The Tape||Gevorg Khatchikian|
|Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico||Nationality||Heerlen, Netherlands|
|June 19th 1991||Date of Birth||1988-03-14|