HomeBoxingGilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez vs. Sullivan Barrera on July 9th on DAZN at 175
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez vs. Sullivan Barrera on July 9th on DAZN at 175
May 13, 2021
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will get an opportunity to point out followers whether or not he’s lower out to be preventing at 175 when he takes Sullivan Barrera within the headliner on DAZN on the July ninth present.
Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) will give Ramirez a check to see if he can cling with champions Artur Beterbiev, Dimitry Bivol, and Joe Smith Jr.
Former WBO tremendous middleweight champion Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) hasn’t accomplished a lot along with his profession since vacating his title in 2019. He moved as much as 175 and has gotten his toes moist with fights in opposition to Tommy Karpency and Alfonso Lopez
This card initially was shaped as the principle occasion for unbeaten interim WBC light-weight champion Ryan Garcia to combat Javier Fortuna, however that match-up was canceled not too long ago. Ryan is coping with some points proper now, so he’s off the cardboard.
Given Ramirez’s tendency to go to battle along with his opponents, it may finish badly for him if he faces Beterbiev or Smith Jr. He would stand a greater likelihood in opposition to WBA champion Bivol, who’s extra of a pure boxer than a puncher.
Ramirez has wins over Jesse Hart, Roamer Alexis Angulo, Maxim Vlasov, Arthur Abraham and Maxsim Bursak. The wins that stand by far on Ramirez’s 12-year resume are his victories over Hart and Vlasov.
All the remainder of the fighters Ramirez has crushed have been nothing to write down dwelling about. Regardless of holding the WBO 168-lb title for 3 years from 2016 to 2019, Ramirez’s opposition was common, with one of the best being Jesse Hart and Vlasov.
High Rank hoped to show Ramirez right into a star, however they couldn’t get the large names to combat him. Ramirez needed to combat Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, however neither of these guys confirmed curiosity in preventing him. It’s too dangerous as a result of if Ramirez had crushed them, it will have made him a star in a single day.
The Cuban Barrera, 39, is a 12-year professional with wins over these wonderful fighters:
Joe Smith Jr
Barrera hasn’t fought since June 2019 in a ten spherical unanimous choice loss to Jesse Hart. He’s misplaced two out of his final three fights, along with his different defeat coming in opposition to Dimitry Bivol.
Within the chief help bout, we received a few former world champions in Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz Jr and Javier Fortuna going to battle in a combat that would upstage the principle occasion.
Diaz Jr (31-1, 15 KOs) strikes up from tremendous featherweight after dropping his IBF t title on the size for his title protection in opposition to Shavkat Rakhimov on February thirteenth.
Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs) needed to combat Ryan Garcia, however he misplaced out on that combat when the younger star pulled out due to psychological well being points. He’d prefer to combat Ryan in some unspecified time in the future, however for now, that match-up isn’t on the desk.