Robeisy Ramirez On Title Shot- This Is What I’ve Always Wanted
Already an Olympic champion, Robeisy Ramirez is readying for a career changing, world title fight coming in early April. He’ll meet former 122 lb. world champ Isaac Dogboe for the vacant WBO featherweight crown headlining for Top Rank Boxing and ESPN on April 1st from Tulsa, OK.
Ramirez recently spoke from his training camp in Las Vegas.
Here’s more from Top Rank Boxing,
“Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez is ready for his first world title opportunity. The Cuban southpaw will face former world champion Isaac Dogboe for the vacant WBO featherweight world title on Saturday, April 1, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Ramirez (11-1, 7 KOs) has won 11 fights since losing in his pro debut in August 2019. The 29-year-old joined forces with Cuban trainer Ismael Salas, who has helped channel his talents into a more professional style. As a result, Ramirez scored three consecutive knockout wins in 2022. He stopped Irish veteran Eric Donovan and starched then-unbeaten contender Abraham Nova with a single straight left hand. Last October, he defeated Jose Matias Romero via ninth-round TKO. Ramirez will face the stiffest test of his career against the 28-year-old Dogboe (24-2, 15 KOs), a Ghanaian former junior featherweight world champion who hopes to conquer a second weight class.
“Main event. World championship on the line. This is what I have always wanted and have asked for since I became a professional boxer,” Ramirez said.
“I see this fight as the perfect stage from which to present my credentials to the world and make the case that I am the best fighter in the featherweight division.”
“For me, life has always been about continuously being hungry. Talent alone is not enough at this level. True success means continuing to evolve, moving ahead, and conquering hurdles and failures to become great. I’ve experienced true hardship in life, so moving up to the mountains for a few weeks won’t break me. It will only make me stronger, like all of the difficulties I endured on the road to where I am.”
“….On April 1, I will fulfill the goal of becoming world champion, but I am convinced that my greatest accomplishments in this sport are ahead of me.”
Dogboe (24-2, 15 KOs), 28, of Ghana, won the WBO 122 lb. title by knocking out Jesse Magadeleno in April 2018. He defended it once, before Emanuel Navarrete upset him on a unanimous decision win in December of that year. The veteran Dogboe went for the immediate rematch and Navarrete brutally pounded him in a 12th round TKO stoppage in May 2019.
The veteran took a year off and has now won four fights in a row, including a split decision win over Joet Gonzalez in his last bout in July of 2022.
Ramirez and Dogboe have been waiting for Navarette to vacate his 126 lb. crown, which he did earlier this month. The Mexican has moved up to junior lightweight and won the WBO’s belt by beating Australian Liam Wilson by TKO in wild fight last month.