Undefeated former WBO Tremendous Middleweight Champion and Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), at the moment a extremely ranked gentle heavyweight contender, can have loads on the road July 9th towards world gentle heavyweight title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs),together with world title struggle implications and, finally, his boxing legacy,
Zurdo vs. Barrera, offered by Golden Boy Promotions, will probably be streamed completely on DAZN, reside from Banc of California Stadium, dwelling of the Los Angeles Soccer Membership (professional soccer), situated in downtown Los Angeles.
To get a world gentle heavyweight title shot towards any of the reigning champions – WBC & IBF Artur Beterbiev (16-0 (16 KOs), WBA Tremendous Dmitry Bivol (18-0, 11 KOs) or WBO Joe Smith (27-3, 21 KOs) – Barrera stands in Ramirez’ approach within the 12-round Zurdo vs. Barrera predominant occasion. Ramirez is ranked No. 3 by the WBA and WBO, in addition to No. 5 by the IBF.
“That’s what the followers need however I’m unsure if these fighters are prepared for me,” Ramirez boldly mentioned about Beterbiev, Bivol and Smith. “I wasn’t impressed by any of the three of their current bouts. They’ll run as a lot as they need, however they will’t conceal without end. I do know I’m the most effective within the division and, ultimately, I will probably be snatching every of the belts and taking their souls one after the other.”
Ramirez, who lately turned 30 (June 19), was the primary Mexican fighter to seize a world tremendous middleweight title, which he relinquished in 2019 to maneuver as much as the sunshine heavyweight division, during which he’s 2-0 (2 KOs) having defeated Tommy Karpency (29-6-1) and Alphonso Lopez (32-3) final December to seize the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) crown.
A adorned Cuban beginner boxer (285-27 report), 39-year-old Barrera defeated future professional world champions resembling Chad Dawson, Beibut Shumenov and Mariano Natalio Carrera previous to defecting from Cuba to Miami and turning professional.
Barrera, preventing out of Cuba by means of Miami, is 3-3 vs. previous or current world champions with victories towards Jeff Lacy (WTKO4), Karo Murat (WKO12) and Felix Valera (WDEC10), dropping to Bivol (TKO12), Smith (DEC10), and Corridor of Famer Andre Ward (DEC 12).
“I all the time count on the most effective from my opponents,” Ramirez famous. “Barrera is knowledgeable and I do know he will probably be prepared when the lights are on. He displayed that he’s a robust fighter when he beat and broke Joe Smith, Jr.’s jaw of their bout. A victory for Barrera can resurge his profession and alter my path; so, I put together for the most effective model of Barrera, and I cannot let something deter my objectives.
“I’ve been working exhausting. There’s new stuff I’ve been nice tuning and I can’t wait to showcase it July 9th. Come struggle night time, I do know all my exhausting work will repay.”