Way too much is at stake for “Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez for the undefeated Mexican to appear past his December 18th showdown with Yunieski “The Monster” Gonzalez (21-3, 17 KOs) to Entire world Boxing Association light heavyweight planet champion Dmitry Bivol.
Not only is a obligatory challenger posture at stake towards Cuba-born Gonzalez, the ideal 42- (28 KOs) history is also on the line for “Zurdo” in his 12-round WBA gentle heavyweight title eliminator streaming live from San Antonio (TX) on DAZN. Ramirez’ promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, is presenting this event.
“I under no circumstances appear past any of my opponents, so I really do not have to stay away from searching earlier Gonzalez in this combat,” Ramirez stated. “I know Gonzalez is a appear-forward fighter who likes to bang and struggle, so I need to be cautious with my strategy. Just like any other fighter, my planning for this fight has not adjusted. My staff and I are nevertheless focused and under no circumstances seem beyond what is in front of me.”
Gonzalez, 36, has gained his very last a few fights, five of 6, which includes the vacant Earth Boxing Council (WBC) Fedelatin mild heavyweight championship two fights back, which he captured with a 2nd-round knockout of Alex Theran (22-4) in Miami.
“He’s the No. 2 Cuban light-weight heavyweight,” Ramirez included. “He’s been a dilemma to some others, so I’ll want to be my greatest. No fighters are the identical. I know Gonzalez likes to come ahead more than your conventional Cuban fighter, but who appreciates what his style will search like on struggle night time? I’m getting ready for all choices and hope to place on a exhibit for the supporters on December 18th.”
Ramirez, the 1st Mexican to capture the Planet tremendous middleweight crown, is rated No. 4 by the WBA, Gonzalez No. 5. Their only common opponent is Tommy Karpency, who retired just after the fourth round in 2019 to “Zurdo,” and he was stopped by Yunieski in the next round this previous September.
“I’m self-confident in my coaching and preparation for this combat,” Ramirez concluded. “I’m all set for an all-out war, or a terrific boxing match. But, as normally, I’m hunting to end him and get the KO victory.”