Could twenty fourth, 2021
New Golden Boy signing Gilberto Ramirez is firmly fixated on taking his report to match and doubtlessly beat the magical Floyd Mayweather mark of fifty.
Ramirez lately inked a cope with Oscar De La Hoya and has one factor on his thoughts as he prepares to face Sullivan Barrera.
The previous WBO super-middleweight champion desires to affix the membership made most poignant by Floyd Mayweather managing to retire with the achievement intact.
Solely 5 boxers have began their skilled careers with a 50-fight win streak. Now the up to date chief at 41-0, 4 forward of Terence Crawford, “Zurdo” is on a mission to affix the unique membership.
July ninth can’t come quickly sufficient. Ramirez bids to go 42-0 in Los Angeles in opposition to Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs).
Ramirez was the primary Mexican-born tremendous middleweight World champion. Sure, earlier than Canelo Alvarez managed the accolade in 2020.
He’s presently the No. 3 rated gentle heavyweight on this planet by the World Boxing Group (WBO).
Though he gained’t flip 30 till June 19, Ramirez has been preventing professionally for practically 12 years. One in all his objectives is to turn out to be a World champion in two totally different weight courses.
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ
One other is becoming a member of his idol and fellow Mexican, Julio Cesar Chavez, within the 50-0 Membership. Chavez is consensus primary, having gained his first 87 professional fights.
The primary blemish on his professional report was a 12-round majority draw with the good Pernell Whitaker in 1993 of their WBC World welterweight title struggle.
Chavez moved forward of featherweight icon Will Pep at 62, No. 2 on the present listing. It acquired compiled in lower than three years courting again to the Forties.
Pep misplaced for the primary time as a professional to Sammy Angott by a 10-round resolution in 1943.
Ramirez, who claimed the WBN Prospect of the Yr tag way back to 2012, is able to make historical past once more. All of it begins with Barrera, and De La Hoya is now behind the motion.
“Attending to 50-0 is essential, however I’m extra keen on with the ability to struggle the fights the followers need,” Ramirez mentioned.
“I’ve by no means turned down a struggle. Additionally, I’ve made it clear to all of the fighters I would like. I look throughout the division, and none of those fighters are on my degree,” the undefeated contender added.