Ramez Mahmood had a brilliant start to his career after becoming a professional in 2016 and ran up a record of 11 fights and 11 wins before tasting his first defeat to Chris Bourke in 2020.
Mahmood then was defeated again in the fight after Bourke, but to date, they are his only losses on his record.
We caught up with Ramez Mahmood ahead of his fight coming up in July to find out more about what makes him tick.
Ramez Mahmood Q&A Corner
Q: Tell us a bit about your background, where are you from? How old were you when you started boxing and why did you start? Was anybody of inspiration to you?
A: My parents were born in Pakistan and moved to England at a very young age. I was born in Newham and began boxing at the age of 12. I couldn’t tell you why I started, I watched Amir Khan box, and with him being from a Pakistani background, it caught the eye of a lot of the elder members of my family. Once I joined the boxing gym, I got bitten by the boxing bug and have not looked back since!
Q: Your record sits at 12-2 and you box for the third time this year in July. On what looks like a packed card at york hall, will you be looking to get out again at the back end of the year and be hoping to box for national honours again?
A: I am aiming for national honours again, my fight in July is down to be a 10 rounder and my team is working hard to finalise to final details on that so watch this space! It’s nice to keep busy after that long covid period off!
Q: Do you have any pre or post-fight rituals? Anything you’re superstitious about?
A: I’m not normally a superstitious person but when it comes to my fights, they do kick in! The left glove and left-hand wrap have to be done first.
Q: Who is your boxing idol and why?
A: I wouldn’t say I have a boxing idol per se, but I will always be thankful to Amir Khan, as if I hadn’t watched him, then I probably would not be boxing. I enjoy watching a lot of other fighters and picking up bits and pieces from them.
Q: Where do you see your career in five years’ time and what do you want to achieve from boxing?
A: With a lot more titles to my name. Boxing is a short career and it’ll be over before you know it, so I just want to achieve as much as I can while I’m in it, and pick up a lot more titles, whether that be domestic or international.
Ramez Mahmood Next fight And Moving On From Defeats.
With a few details to finalise before an announcement on his next opponent, Ramez Mahmood is fully focused on his July 23rd date at York Hall and whoever that may be against he will be boxing with intention of it leading to challenging for national honours again.
Ramez Mahmood knows it’s a packed out division with some talented names such as Marc Leach who’s the current British super bantamweight champion.
Determined to not let his defeats define him he was quickly back into the ring after being beaten by a unanimous decision to Jack Bateson in November last year, now he attempts to add to his most recent 6 round shut out win over Marcus Hodgson in March by stepping back up to 10 rounds in his next outing.
Stringing wins together is most important right now and Ramez Mahmood knows he will be better the second time around when it comes to fighting for titles!
By Dan Kelly