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Zurdo Ramírez Looking to Make History Against Arsen Goulamirian

Zurdo Ramírez Looking to Make History Against Arsen Goulamirian

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Zurdo Ramírez Looking to Make History Against Arsen Goulamirian

Photo credit: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions

Zurdo Ramírez Looking to Make History Against Arsen Goulamirian

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez (45-1, 30 KOs) seeks to become the first-ever Mexican cruiserweight titleholder when he takes on Arsen Goulamirian (27-0, 19 KOs) this Saturday.

Their clash headlines a Golden Boy Promotions card at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA. DAZN will broadcast the fight worldwide. Goulamirian will be making the fourth defence of his WBA strap (not including secondary title defences). Ahead of their March 30 clash, the two boxers spoke at a final press conference. Below is what they had to say.

Zurdo Ramírez Looking to Create History Against Arsen Goulamirian

Arsen Goulamirian

“I am very happy to be here,” said Goulamirian. “I am very excited for this fight. Why? Because it is my dream to be in America first and then fight in America. I come [here for] first time…in 2016. He [trainer Abel Sanchez] told me ‘Arsen, give me one year you become world champion.’ 2016 I become European champion and 2018 I become world champion [secondary titleholder] and I proved [for] many years my position, [that] I’m a champion.”

Zurdo Ramírez

“It’s exciting,” said Ramírez. “It’s my dream come true this Saturday night. I just want to say we’re ready. We are ready, everyone is ready for put a great show [sic]. It will be a great card and even the undercard will be amazing…It will be an amazing show.”

Fight Prediction

Goulamirian was once a secondary cruiserweight titleholder. Once Oleksandr Usyk vacated the WBA belt, he was promoted to full titlist. All of this was back in mid-2019. He has only fought three times since the promotion. Despite being at the weight for much longer than Ramírez has, the lack of activity should have some impact on his performance.

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“Zurdo” will have a height and reach advantage but needs to adjust to facing his first full-blown cruiserweight (Joe Smith Jr. was a light heavyweight fighting at a 193-lb catchweight). Although he dominated against Smith, he could not get the stoppage. We anticipate a closer-than-expected fight in which Ramírez eventually ekes out a unanimous decision win.

Full Press Conference

For the full press conference featuring Goulamirian, Ramírez and more, click here or the play button below. Video courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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