The super middleweight world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Gilberto Ramirez will
return to action on September 22, 2017. at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time against undefeated Jesse Hart.
At 26, Ramirez has the potential to develop into a major star. I’d prefer to see him in a
unification fight against somebody like James DeGale or Badou Jack, but Hart is a worthy opponent.
The Ramírez vs. Hart showdown will be held on September 22 in Tucson, Arizona. Which leaves a space of
two months, enough time for Ramirez to reach the level required for a world championship fight.
“The strongest stage of preparation has already arrived, to travel out to Los Angeles to start [the
full camp]. I am very focused on this fight and the truth is I am very motivated by the opponent.
I hope give the fans a good spectacle and I hope that Hart comes out to fight, as we are Mexicans.”
Both boxers will stake their undefeated records. The champion marches in with a record of 35 wins with
24 knockouts, while his challenger has 22 wins with 18 knockouts.
WBO World super middleweight, 12RDS
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 9:00pm ET. Live on ESPN/BoxNation.
Venue: Convention Center Tucson, Arizona, USA.
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Since 2015, Ramirez has emerged as a top fighter in the division. He beat tough gatekeeper Derek
Edwards in June of that year Gevorg Khatchikian in November. In April 2016, he took the biggest
step of his career, shutting out long-time belt holder Arthur Abraham to capture the WBO strap.
From the moment the contest was confirmed, Ramirez and his team went to work and made a game plan
focused on what they know and what they have seen from Hart. They want to prevent Hart from using
his style of evasive boxing – which they believe he uses to slow down the pace of his fights and
avoid any toe to toe contact.