Undefeated former WBO Tremendous Middleweight Champion and Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs), presently a extremely ranked mild heavyweight contender, may have quite a bit on the road July 9th towards world mild heavyweight title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs), together with world title battle implications and, finally, his boxing legacy,
Zurdo vs. Barrera, offered by Golden Boy Promotions, shall be streamed completely on DAZN, dwell from Banc of California Stadium, dwelling of the Los Angeles Soccer Membership (professional soccer), positioned in downtown Los Angeles.
To get a world mild 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’ means within the 12-round Zurdo vs. Barrera principal 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 stated about Beterbiev, Bivol and Smith. “I wasn’t impressed by any of the three of their current bouts. They will run as a lot as they need, however they’ll’t conceal endlessly. I do know I’m the very best within the division and, in the end, I shall 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, through 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 embellished Cuban novice boxer (285-27 document), 39-year-old Barrera defeated future professional world champions corresponding to Chad Dawson, Beibut Shumenov and Mariano Natalio Carrera previous to defecting from Cuba to Miami and turning professional.
Barrera, combating 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 very best from my opponents,” Ramirez famous. “Barrera is an expert and I do know he shall be prepared when the lights are on. He displayed that he’s a powerful 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 very best model of Barrera, and I can’t let something deter my targets.
“I’ve been working exhausting. There’s new stuff I’ve been fantastic tuning and I can’t wait to showcase it July 9th. Come battle evening, I do know all my exhausting work will repay.”