Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is looking to improve to 43-0 Saturday! ⋆ 24 hour boxing news
Via Ken Hissner: Former WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez of Mexico is looking to improve his record to 43-0 against Yunieski “The Monster” Gonzalez of Cuba, 24-3 (17), of Miami, FL, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday.
Ramirez wasn’t looking over Gonzalez but was looking to contest the title with one of the light heavyweight champions. Holding titles are WBA world champion Dmitry Bivol, 19-0 (11), of Russia, WBC and IBF world champion Artur Beterbiev, 16-0 (16), of Russia out of Montreal, Quebec , Canada, and WBO world champion Joe Smith, Jr., 27-3 (age 21), of Long Island, New York.
Ramirez is fast approaching Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record that was set in 1955 and despite being broken many times by those who overcame it were still beaten. Currently holding the unbeaten record with the most wins is Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s 50-0 record set during his last fight in 2017, then retired.
For Ramirez, it may be necessary to win the title for an all-Mexican world title match against current WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF IBF super middleweight champions Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 57-1-2 (39), who is looking to challenge for a possible cruiser title with WBC champion Ilunga Junior Makabu, 28-2 (25), South African, who is scheduled to defend in January.
Other possibilities for Alvarez are WBA Super World Cruiser champion Arsen “Feroz” Goulamirian, 26-0 (18), Azerbaijani, who hasn’t been in combat since 2019. The others are holding the cruiser title. are IBF champion Mairis Briedis, 28-1 (20), of Latvia, and WBO champion Lawrence “The Sauce” Okolie, 17-0 (14), of Great Britain, with no schedules for either. .
Alvarez is a four-division world champion who defeated Sergei “Krusher” Kovalev to win the WBO lightweight belt in 2019 but never defended it.
Ramirez tops the list of current undefeated fighters with at least thirty wins, such as WBO heavyweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford 38-0, of the US, former WBO lightweight middleweight champion Jamie Munguia, 38-0, of Mexico, WBC Super bantam champion Rey Vargas, 35-0, of Mexico, WBC middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo, 32-0, of the United States, middleweight champion WBO Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, 31-0, of America, who could be looking to move up to 168 and challenge Alvarez. Also, WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, 30-0, of Mexico.
With a rate of fighting once a year in 2019 and 2020 with two in 2021, Ramirez could be a few years away from being able to challenge Mayweather 50-0.
https://www.boxingnews24.com/2021/12/gilberto-zurdo-ramirez-looking-to-improve-to-43-0-saturday/ Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is looking to improve to 43-0 Saturday! ⋆ 24 hour boxing news