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Zurdo Gilberto Ramírez

Cruiser Weight

W45

HOMETOWN

  • Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

KO 30

STANCE

Southpaw

L 1

AGE

32

D 0

HEIGHT

6′ 2½
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About


In April 2010, Ramírez achieved a second-round knockout (KO) victory over the seasoned Jesus Ayala in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico.

On December 17, 2010, Ramírez delivered a knockout blow to the previously undefeated Rogelio Medina, securing the vacant WBC Youth middleweight title at the Gimnasio German Evers in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He subsequently transitioned to the super-middleweight division starting in 2011. In his first fight of that year, he faced the 32-year-old Antonio Arras and secured an eighth-round technical knockout (TKO) victory. Ramírez then went on to stop Francisco Villanueva in seven rounds. In July 2011, he moved back down to the middleweight division to defend his WBC Youth title, successfully defending it against Oney Valdez, Amilcar Edgardo Funes Melian, and Samuel Miller, all by knockout. Ramírez also went the distance in a ten-round bout with Jaime Barboza (17–6, 8 KOs), securing a unanimous decision victory (100–90, 100–91, 97–93).

Ramírez later returned to the super middleweight division to face Isaac Mendez, whom he defeated by TKO in the eighth round. He then moved back to middleweight, successfully defending the WBC Youth title twice more against Richard Gutierrez (won on all scorecards 100–90) and Marcus Upshaw (won by unanimous decision 98–92, 99–90 twice).

In February 2013, sources indicated that Ramírez was close to signing with the promotional company Top Rank, which was later confirmed.

Ramírez’s debut fight in the United States occurred on August 24, 2013, at the Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California, where he went the distance in a ten-round bout against American Derrick Findley, winning unanimously on all three scorecards (100–90 x3). In February 2014, he defeated Don Mouton at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas, with Mouton being knocked out in the first round.

Two months later, Ramírez faced his most formidable opponent to date, 33-year-old Giovanni Lorenzo (33–6, 25 KOs), at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Ramírez scored a knockdown in the first round and two more in the fifth, ultimately winning by TKO. This victory earned him the vacant NABF super middleweight title and vacant WBO NABO super middleweight title. Ramírez showcased his prowess by averaging 30 landed punches per round.

Ramírez also fought in Macau as part of the undercard for the Rigondeaux-Kokietgym title fight, defeating Junior Talipeau (20–2–1, 7 KOs) via first-round TKO, capturing the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title. In November 2014, Ramírez returned to the US, fighting at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, where he secured an eighth-round TKO victory over Fulgencio Zúñiga to retain his titles. Zúñiga briefly touched the canvas in the sixth round, although the referee did not count it. In the eighth round, Ramírez unleashed a barrage of unanswered punches, prompting the referee to stop the fight. Following this victory, Ramírez held an 80% knockout ratio but did not secure another knockout win until seven fights later on February 3, 2017.

In December 2014, Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman announced that Ramírez would face Russian boxer Maxim Vlasov (30–1, 15 KOs) on January 24, 2015, in Broomfield, Colorado, marking his HBO debut. Ramírez triumphed in a closely contested ten-round bout, winning by scores of 96–94 and 97–93 twice. He landed 179 of 631 punches thrown, while Vlasov connected with 115 of his 411 thrown.

On April 18, it was revealed that Ramírez would return to the ring on June 26 against Derek Edwards (27–4–1, 14 KOs) on TruTV. Ramírez secured a ten-round decision victory, winning every round on all three judges’ scorecards. He capitalized on his speed and reach advantage to box on the outside, landing the harder shots and outperforming Edwards in exchanges.

Ramírez’s continued success led to a top-3 ranking by the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO, positioning him for a potential world title fight. On November 20, he faced 27-year-old Dutch boxer Gevorg Khatchikian (23–1, 11 KOs) on the undercard of Top Rank’s Metro PCS Friday Night Knockout series on TruTV. Ramírez once again secured a unanimous decision victory (99–91 & 100–90 twice), becoming the first boxer to successfully defend the NABF super middleweight title four times.

 

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