Gilberto Ramirez vs. Dominik Britsch Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/23/16
Britsch vs. Ramirez
Boxing: Saturday, July 23, 2016 (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
The Line Britsch +3500 / Ramirez -10000 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: HBO PPV
Gilberto Ramirez and Dominik Britsch fight Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the WBO Super Middleweight title.
Gilberto Ramirez enters this fight with a 34-0 record that includes 24 knockouts. This will be Ramirez’s fifth fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a April win over Arthur Abraham. Ramirez continues to flex his muscle since fighting in the United States, and he will defend his belt for the first time. Ramirez is a lengthy fighter at 6’2” and with a reach of 75 inches, and he’s able to use that range to work the body. Ramirez likes to slow his opponent down by working the midsection and also has a very strong left hand that can end a bout quickly. Ramirez does a better job of winning rounds and boxing smart, but he also has four knockouts in his last eight fights, so the power is there as well. This will be Ramirez’s fourth fight in Las Vegas.
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Dominik Britsch enters this fight with a 32-2-1 record that includes 11 knockouts. Britsch has won six of his last seven fights and is coming off a February win over Slavisa Simeunovic. Britsch is making a rare US appearance and has a chance to take a belt back with him to Germany. Britsch is on the small side of 5’9” and likes to work the inside with punches to the body and counters to the head. Britsch doesn’t have the best resume in the world with his best fights probably coming against Aro Schwartz and Billy Lyell. Still, Britsch is an experienced fighter with 229 rounds under his belt and has really only lost once clear fight, which was a 2012 knockout to Roberto Santos. This will be Britsch’s third fight in the United States.
No disrespect to Britsch, as he is an experienced boxer and has held his own in Germany for the last decade. However, Ramirez is by far the more polished boxer on offense and defense. Ramirez is just too smart, too crafty and has the power advantage as well.
This won’t end well for the German, and Ramirez will remain unbeaten when it’s said and done.