The Mexican and former super middleweight champion OMB, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramírez He is very clear about his plans for the near future in boxing: to become world champion in two divisions.
“It was a great honor for me to become the first Mexican super middleweight champion. Make history. I want to be a legend. I want people to remember me, ”he said Ramirez. “It was also special for me because all the sacrifices, fights and training were for that moment and at that moment I achieved my goal of becoming a world champion.”
Ramirez is scheduled to meet on December 18 in Texas to the light heavyweight champion (175 pounds) of the NABF, Alfonso ‘The Tiger’ López, and the Mexican seeks to accelerate the pace to get a belt in that division.
“I want a world title shot in my next fight. I am looking for great fights. I want to be a legend. I want to be a world champion and then I want to unify all the world title belts at 175 pounds, ”he said. Ramirez, who must first beat Lopez this month.
“I expect a war in the ring. I hope the best of Lopez. I know he’s been training a lot. I have seen his interviews and he feels confident in this fight because he has nothing to lose and much to gain, “he said. Ramirez.
Lopez will be defending for the first see the crown NABF, and he comes from a very active and positive 2019, in which he was able to achieve a total of three victories, two of them on the fast track and one for the points.
The Lefty Ramirez However, he does not underestimate it and is totally psyched and focused on getting into the ring to do his job and show that he has something to be world champion in a new weight and in two divisions.
“For me, I am really sure of the preparation I have done for this fight and I see that my hand will be raised because I have to win whatever happens,” he said. Ramirez. “I see myself winning by knockout. I think it will be a great night for me ”.
Boxer and promoter
The Mexican who will now be working as a free agent, also under the guidelines of his own promoter company; Left Handed Promotions, separated from Top rank after his last fight in April 2019 against Tommy karpency.
This action has served the young boxer from Mazatlan, since he feels very motivated to do things well with his company.
The southpaw started his own promotional company, after he decided not to renew his contract with the promoter Top rank, with whom he had been for the past six years. Their last fight together was against Tommy karpency in April 2019.
“I’m excited. It’s a lot of fun being an advocate and role model for kids. I want to do my best and do it the right way. Help fighters reach their goals and develop their careers, and I hope to eventually be twenty Lefty Ramirez in my company ”, he said Gilberto. «I want to hire fighters in the near future and become a great promotion company as Top Rank, Golden Boys Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, which are good promotional companies that were started by great professional fighters.
Full comfort in the new division
Ramirez He will be making his debut at 175 pounds and it seems that he has ended a chapter in his life that is common in boxers; difficulties with losing weight.
“I feel more comfortable at 175 pounds. In my last fight, it was very difficult for me to reach 168 pounds. My body needed me to gain weight, ”he said. Ramirez.