Brazilian-born Danila Ramos’ (8-1, 1 KO) coach Marcos Martinez is confident his fighter can defeat Katharina Thanderz (12-0, 2 KOs) to claim the interim WBC super featherweight title on November 16th in Oslo. The experienced Argentinian coach believes he has spotted weaknesses in Thanderz, and expects the Norwegian fighter to be surprised when she meets Ramos as part of a huge night of boxingin Oslo, Norway. “We’ve had a very intense camp with a lot of commitment,” reveals Martinez. "We are working very hard for this fight. We have one goal and that's to win the World title. We know that Katharina is a very strong offensive boxer, but we see failures in her too. Our tactical plan will not be revealed until November 16th, but Katharina will be surprised by Danila's power and skill.
“I have been training Danila since she came to live in Argentina when she was 10 years old, and she has been training and sparring with World Champions. She is a tough female fighter, who loves to fight and loves to train hard. She has been living the life of a World Champion, and now it’s time to get her title!"
Having missed out on the same WBC strap against French fighter Elhem Mekhaled earlier this year, Ramos gets a second attempt at a big fight, and Martinez is convinced that this time "A Guerreira" takes home the belt. “We’ve had a really great amount of time to prepare for this fight and to plan all the psychological, technical and tactical components. We didn’t have that last time, but Danila still delivered a very high quality performance, and she has become mentally stronger since that fight. She's a different fighter now and this is her chance to do it. She belongs at the top with the best in the division.”
Similarly, Thanderz' coach, Jesus Antonio Labrador is predicting a knockout win for Thanderz, who has trained in Alicante, Spain since making her professional debut in May 2016. She will once again be counting on her coach's expertise as she looks to win her first World title.
Labrador, who has overseen Thanderz’s rise from budding amateur to the present, believes she has always possessed the ability to reach the top of the sport, and is backing his fighter to make history at the Ekeberghallen. “I’ve known from the very first moment that she would become a champion,” said Labrador. “Katharina is very inspired to fight at home in Oslo, and it will give her added motivation for sure. She wants to show her people that they have someone to get inspired by and feel proud of.
“Everything is going as planned. Katharina has fought ten rounds before and she has fought for titles as well. I won’t speak about our game plan, but we know it will be a very tough fight and Danila is coming to give it her all.”
When asked how the fight will go, the experienced Spanish coach is confident in the outcome, stating: “Kathy will win before the limit. Knockout! I hope I don’t break her when I hug her with all my strength after the fight.”