Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is currently seeking a title defense. Jesse “rdquo, Hollywood &; Hart is out for revenge.
Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) will defend his WBO super middleweight world against Hart (25-1, 21 KOs) Friday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, site of his February knock-out of Habib Ahmed. Ramirez bested Hart via unanimous decision in one of the finest world championship fights of 20 17.
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In the co-feature, unbeaten 140-pound contender Arnold Barboza Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs) will face Manuel Lopez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) at a 10-rounder.
Ramirez-Hart 2 and also Barboza-Lopez will flow live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ — the brand newest multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service in The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & global segment together with ESPN. The full undercard, including appearances by female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, 130-pound competition Jamel Herring, Gabriel Flores Jr., and big-punching bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr. will flow live on ESPN+ start at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets into the Ramirez-Hart 2 world championship event are available now. Priced at $100, $65, $45, and $30, tickets could be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at the American Bank Center Box Office, Monday — Friday by 10 a.m. to 6 pm CST, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Hart and Ramirez Exercised for its media at Corpus Christi Boxing Club. That really is what they had to express.
“I’m coming to give a wonderful fight to the fans. I have excellent memories. I felt why I asked to struggle here 19, and that & rsquo; s. I will not allow them down. I will close the season the manner I started it, with a knockout win! ”
“I don’t even take this struggle. The very first one was a good struggle, but I overcome on him. With this fight, I’m coming emotionally and prepared mentally. I’m focused on winning and taking care of business. ”
“Camp was good. Because I did matters l never did 12, it was rough. I chopped wood. Rope climbed. Moving this time, I was in tremendous form. I didn’t even take any time after my final struggle. I knew the rematch was looming, so that I remained prepared and hungry to go. I & rsquo; m going to just consider a vacation and spending some time with my family members along with my daughter, after I win this particular name. ”
&ldquo I wanted to fight with Gilberto again. Whenever you have a take a look at all his enemies, I was. He & rsquo; s battled with lots of guys that were credible, but nobody came as me. ”
“I’t never been ready for a struggle in my own life. Gilberto Ramirez is going to see that this season around to a fighter that is different. All I will do is keep honing my craft and also receive better. ”