Undefeated former WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez returns to the ring on Friday, December 18, challenging North American Boxing Federation (NABF) mild heavyweight champion Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez at Galveston Island conference middle in Galveston, Texas.
“The combat of Rio Grande” may be co-promoted by Zurdo Promotions and El Tigre Promotions, the primary merchandising for every beneath their respective groups.
Ramirez believes that he’ll ultimately face countryman Saul “Canelo” Alvarez sooner or later.
back in November 2019, Canelo captured the WBO title at 175-pounds by knocking out Sergey Kovalev. He dropped down in weight within the aftermath.
“I’m anticipating internet hosting my first battle and appreciate all the assist and love I’ve got,” stated Ramirez. “I need to supply special due to FITE.television, El Tigre Promotions, Be Def activities, and the state of Texas for being first-rate partners during this event. I suppose stronger than ever thanks to my trainers, Julian Chua, Joel Flores, and Chris Wong, for retaining me fit seeing that my final combat.
“i will be able to’t wait to step lower back within the ring in what can be a good weekend for boxing fanatics. Canelo knows our paths will eventually pass and it gained’t be relatively for him, but in the meantime, I’ll see you guys on December 18 in Texas.”
After making a few defenses, Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) vacated the WBO title at 168 and moved up to light heavyweight and beat Tommy Karpency on April 12, 2019, whose corner threw within the towel after 4 rounds.
Lopez (32-2, 25KOs) born in Corpus Christi now dwelling in Huntsville, Texas, has received his remaining ten bouts, most effective two of which went the distance.
Tickets are priced at $sixty five, $135, $250 and $400 for VIP, go on sale the following day, Thursday, November 26, at 6 pm ET / three pm PT and may be bought at https://zurdopromotions.movements.com/