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Zurdo Ramirez To Risk Mandatory Position Against Boesel

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Zurdo Ramirez To Risk Mandatory Position Against Boesel

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Zurdo Ramirez To Risk Mandatory Position Against Boesel

Light heavyweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will take on Dominic Boesel in a 12-rounder that will headline a Golden Boy card on DAZN on May 14 at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California, Golden Boy announced on Friday.

Ramirez will risk his status as the mandatory challenger for WBA 175-pound titlist Dmitry Bivol, who is scheduled to defend against undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez on May 7.
“May 14 is not too far away, and I feel great about how everything is going,” Ramirez, a former super middleweight titleholder, said. “I know Dominic is the best light heavyweight from Germany, and he’ll bring his best. This is a good step towards my overall goal, and I’m glad I’ll be able to put on a great show come fight night.”

Ramirez (43-0, 29 KOs), a 30-year-old southpaw from Mexico, who will be in his third fight since signing with Golden Boy last year, has looked outstanding in his first two fights with the company, a fourth-round knockout of former title challenger Sullivan Barrera in July and an 11th-round knockout of Yunieski Gonzalez in December.

Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs), 32, of Germany, is a former WBA interim titlist. He has won two fights in a row, most recently a 12-round split decision over countryman Robin Krasniqi in October to avenge third-round knockout loss in October 2020 that cost him the interim belt.

“I’m looking forward to going to California for a great fight against a tough opponent in ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez,” Boesel said, who will be fighting in the United States for the first time. “I’m sure this fight will please the boxing fans worldwide.”

In the co-feature, exciting Mexican lightweight William Zepeda (25-0, 23 KOs), a 25-year-old southpaw, will defend his regional belt against former junior lightweight titlist Rene Alvarado (32-11, 21 KOs), 33, of Nicaragua, in a 10-round bout.

Alvarado has lost three fights in a row, all by decision, including back-to-back title fights to Roger Gutierrez and to former title challenger Lamont Roach in his last outing in December.

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