Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez would fight for the interim light heavyweight title of CMB before the american Marcus browne, after the body ordered the fight.
This, then because the regular champion, Artur Beterbiev, He has not been able to defend the belt since October 2019, because he caught the coronavirus.
“This is an interesting opportunity and I am ready to fight with anyone in the light heavyweight division to make my mark in the sport,” shared the Sinaloan. “I know that Marcus has been out of the ring for a while, but was an Olympic boxer for the U.S and it is one of the best. I know I wanted this fight for a while and hopefully something can happen. “
The left handed, who has a record of 41-0 (27 KO’s), defeated on December 18, 2020 Alfonso Lopez by technical knockout in the 10th round. Left handed Ramírez and Browne They have until February 5 to reach an agreement to contest the interim title. If no agreement is reached, the fight would go to auction.
“It has always been my dream to get the green belt (from CMB) and bring it to Mexico“He added Gilberto, who is represented by his own company, Left Handed Promotions. “I have a lot of respect for him CMB and Mauricio Sulaiman and I am grateful for all the love and support throughout my career. “
Ramirez conquered in 2016 the super-middle scepter of the OMB by defeating by unanimous decision Arthur “King” Abraham. Thus he became the first Mexican to win a world title in that division. After five successful defenses, he moved up to light heavyweight in 2019 and in two bouts he has had a pair of knockouts.
“There are always challenges in turning a fight into reality,” he said. The left handed. “But being a fighter and a promoter, I am flexible on certain problems that come up when planning a fight. I’m not sure how long it takes Marcus to be ready, but the date and place can be determined when we reach an agreement on other preliminary things. “
The last contest of Marcus browne It was on August 3, 2019 before Jean pascal, with whom he fell in eight rounds by technical decision.
Artur Beterbiev is the division champion of the CMB and FIB. However, his last defense was on October 18, 2019 against Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Due to the problems that have prevented him from returning to the rings, Lefty and Brown They will fight for the interim title of the Commission.