From Chris Williams: WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (39-0, 25 KOs) is moving up to light heavy weight for his next fight to check the waters in that division, based on ESPN. 27, ramirez, wants to proceed at 175 after a domain.
Top Rank some of the best fighters in moderate heavy weight signed for their own promotional firm. Ramirez has a lot of options. It just depends upon which of these winners he feels he matches up with the best.
Ramirez will make a petition to the WBO to be made the challenger for the WBO 175 lb title, plus so they rsquo;ll grant that to him. This is exactly what Terence Crawford did when he transferred up to challenge WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn for his title. Saul Canelo Alvarez did exactly the exact same thing when he had been the WBO 154 pound winner, but he chose to not fight for the WBO 160 lb belt.
“He also came to us. He had been having trouble maintaining his weight in 168 [pounds] and thought he will be a lot stronger at 175,” Arum thought to ESPN.com. “So without quitting his 168 title, I think we’re going to put him into a good fight at 175, then if he comes through that we’ll match him with one of the winners to fight for a title. ”
A Fantastic first struggle for Ramirez in 175 would be one of those fighters:
One of those guys will be great for Ramirez to fight, but it’s unknown if Arum wants to meet him that tough for his fight. It stands to reason that if Ramirez is going to fight for a world title in his second fight at light heavyweight, then he needs to be in a position to beat fighters like that.
Arum is counting Ramirez developing more punching power when he moves to light heavyweight because he won’like he did at super middle weight, t need to bother making weight. Though he turned pro ramirez never had hitting power at super middleweight even. Heor rsquo;s been big puncher from day one to needing troubles making the 168 pounds weight limitation until he started.
Ramirez captured the WBO middleweight title in 2016 in beating Arthur Abraham to catch the belt. Ramirez has defended his WBO belt five times from beating Max Bursak, Jesse Hart [double ], Habib Ahmed along with Roamer Alexis Angulo. A few Boxing fans have not criticized ramirez for shooting opposition, and not participate from the World Boxing Super Series 168 lb tournament when he had the chance. Bursak ahmed and Angulo were believed weak, title-milking opposition for Ramirez. The one thing is, Ramirez was able to knock out Habib. That obviously not really a good sign if you’re a Ramirez fan. When Ramirez is paired by Top Rank against WBC winner Gvozdyk IBF winner Beterbiev or WBO belt holder Alvarez what occurs? Can Ramirez need to work out a method of going 12 rounds to gain a decision against those punchers?