Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) is again within the ring on Saturday, October 7 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the place he faces former gentle heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr (28-4, 22 KOs) of Lengthy Island, New York. The pair meets within the 12-round bout at cruiserweight. The occasion airs stay stream on DAZN.
Forward of the occasion, Mexico’s former tremendous middleweight champion “Zurdo” Ramirez held a media exercise, confirmed off his expertise and previewed the upcoming bout.
Additionally partaking within the media exercise was tremendous flyweight contender John “Scrappy” Ramirez (12-0, 8 KOs), who faces Panama’s Ronal Batista (15-3, 9 KOs). The pair squares off within the 12-round WBA world title eliminator, serving because the co-feature.
As properly, Bektemir Melikuziev (12-1, 9 KOs) of Uzbekistan, who defends his WBA Intercontinental tremendous middleweight title within the 10-round bout in opposition to Alantez Fox (28-4-1, 13 KOs) of Higher Marlboro, Maryland. Plus, Daniel Luna (3-0, 3 KOs), who battles Mexico’s Erick Garcia Benitez (4-5, 1 KO) within the four-rounder at tremendous light-weight.
That is what the contributors needed to say:
Gilberto Zurdo Ramirez
“I’m excited for me an my crew to return on October 7 in Las Vegas. I’m most excited for myself as a result of a number of the finest exhibits occur in Vegas.”
“I really feel nice at cruiserweight, that is usually the burden I’ve walked round my total life. I really feel a lot stronger on this class and most significantly I really feel wholesome.”
“Coping with the Bivol loss was actually robust. It damage my soul and it damage my ego as a warrior. Now that I’ve been in a position to transfer previous it, I wish to come again even stronger and I wish to win. I wish to really feel like I can do it.”
“I’ve been watching Joe Smith Jr. for a few years now; most likely his complete profession. He is a superb fighter and it’s thrilling for me to face him as a result of he’s a former world champion, he has confronted many former champions and nice prime opponents.”
John “Scrappy” Ramirez
“This closing eliminator is simply one other struggle, one thing that I’ve been working for and it has lastly got here into fruition. It’s all about staying prepared so that you don’t have to prepare.”
“My path to a world championship is struggle to struggle, opponent to opponent. Proper now, my focus is the person in entrance of me. He’s Panamanian, has large expertise, he’s hungry, and he’s searching for that chance to make an announcement. So I’m not taking him evenly. When the competitors is sweet, I carry out higher.”
“I really feel good after my nice win in opposition to Gabriel Rosado. I’m excited to lastly be again. We’re prepared for all the massive fights within the division. Gabe was a really principal struggle for me. I’m now in my looking mode for the world titles.”
“My crew have achieved their homework on my opponent. It doesn’t matter to me who I struggle. I do know he’s very tall for our weight class, he’s very awkward, robust, and at all times in good fights. I’m not wanting previous my opponent, it’s going to be a really fascinating struggle.
“We had a extremely fast night time final month with my second-round knockout, so I simply thought why not? My crew and I talked about it, and we felt that I used to be all prepared, in-shape, and ready to come back again this month. We simply wish to keep busy.”
“We don’t deal with the knockouts, we deal with staying busy. If the knockout comes, it comes. I do know my opponent is fairly robust and involves struggle, however so do I.”
Within the UK and Australia, Zurdo vs Smith airs stay on Sunday, October 8.