Former WBO tremendous middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is getting ready for his subsequent return to the ring, which can happen on a date in June towards gentle heavyweight veteran Sullivan Barrera of Cuba.
The upcoming outing would be the first battle for Ramirez underneath the Golden Boy Promotions banner.
The objective is clearly to safe a second divisional title – with the present gentle heavyweight champions being Artur Beterbiev (WBC, IBF), Joe Smith (WBO) and Dmitry Bivol (WBA).
“We should transfer ahead. There’s nothing greater than that. I obtained out of a state of affairs [with Top Rank] and now I am wanting forward. I’m very pleased with my trajectory, for all of the satisfactions that boxing has given me,” Ramirez instructed George Ebro.
“I’ve talked to [Golden Boy CEO] Oscar [De La Hoya] so much. Chances are high I will be again in June. The primary factor is to maintain coaching, hold wanting it, as a result of I wish to hold making historical past. Zurdo shall be round for some time and I will be champion once more.”
“It was tough [to stay active] due to the coronavirus, every part was closed. It was exhausting for everybody, not simply me, however you need to stand up. That is life, however I am shifting on and in a few years I will unify the titles. I wish to give one thing again to the boxing that is given me a lot. I would like all of the titles, I would like what [Bivol and Beterbiev] have. I am sorry for them, however the Zurdo Ramirez is within the gentle heavyweight division and I will conquer every part.”
One other potential opponent within the weight class is former unified world champion Sergey Kovalev, who has been inactive since a knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez within the fall of 2019.
“That is one other one of many fights that individuals wish to see. I might be honored to battle him. He is had a great observe report, I’ve adopted him, however you need to practice to beat your idols. I wish to be world champion, for my household, my kids who make me rise on daily basis,” Ramirez stated.