Mathematician calculates next move: Ramez Mahmood interview

Chris Glover
30/01/2019 2:07pm

Rising super bantamweight Ramez Mahmood speaks to Boxing Monthly about his next fight and his ambitions for 2019...

Ramez Mahmood is excited to start the year with the bang, returning to the ring on a Goodwin Boxing promoted event at the York Hall on 16 March.

‘The Mathematician’ is managed by Michael Amoo-Bediako Sr, the same man who has guided the career of Richard Commey to world title opportunities including one on 2 February in Frisco, Texas.

Mahmood opened up to Boxing Monthly about his relationship with Amoo-Bediako Sr and his son who is also Mahmood’s trainer.

The undefeated prospect said, “Michael Sr has been there for me since the start of my career. He really cares about his fighters and I’m very grateful to him for looking after me the way he does.

“Michael Jr is a great trainer and is really helping me improve. We talk about boxing all the time and we make adjustments and discuss ideas together. We have a great relationship and I have no doubt Michael Jr will be a top trainer for years to come.”

Mahmood, who successfully overcame undefeated opposition last time out, is now 8-0 and is looking forward to a big 2019. The Maths teacher by day discussed how he balances a full time job teaching and his plans for 2019.

‘The Mathematician’ stated: “It’s not easy teaching every day and training twice a day but I do it out of love for boxing. I really do love this sport and that passion and drive along with having a great team will get me to the top.

“My plans for this year are titles. That’s what I want and I believe I’m ready to compete for. I want to do it the old fashioned way, Southern Area, English, Commonwealth, British etc…”

Mahmood continued: “I feel that I’ll be ready to make a statement in the super bantamweight division this year and pick up some titles along the way, but I know I need to put on a show at the York Hall on 16 March to show people I am ready for title opportunities.”