Zurdo Ramírez feels happy at cruiserweight and promises to beat Goulamirian to make history – La Opinion

Zurdo Ramírez feels happy at cruiserweight and promises to beat Goulamirian to make history – La Opinion

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramírez expressed that he feels happy at cruiserweight and promised to beat Arsen Goulamirian on March 30 in Los Angeles to become the first Mexican world champion in the category.

In an interview with BoxingScenes, Ramírez admitted that he feels much more comfortable at this weight and that He has trained hard to take away Goulamirian’s title of the World Boxing Association (WBA) because once again he wants to continue making history.

“I feel good about my weight. I feel healthy. It was big even for 175. I feel good at cruiserweight. Nature said ‘no’ to me being at light heavyweight: it was necessary to move up. Part of the motivation right now is that I feel natural at this new weight. My body is happy, I am happy. I no longer need to lose 20 pounds. It’s much more comfortable“, said.

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Zurdo Ramirez wants to make history again and bring the first cruiserweight belt to Mexico. Photo: John Locher/AP.

“I am making history; There has never been a Mexican in that division. I made history before, I will make history again. It’s a great motivation. I want to unify the division, make more history, but first I want to focus on this title. I don’t know if I’m going to knock him out or if I’m going to go all the way, but I’m ready for anything. That night they will raise their hand to me. That’s all that matters,” he stated.

It should be noted that in 2016 Zurdo Ramírez defeated Arthur Abraham to become Mexico’s first world champion at 168 pounds. The Aztec fighter lost the opportunity to achieve the same feat at light heavyweight, a fact that saddened him greatly, but now he can achieve it at 200 pounds.

“I was a little sad that I couldn’t conquer the 175. There’s no point in complaining – this is my new beginning. “This time I will make a statement, I will look much more different,” he added.

The Mexican debuted at cruiserweight with a dominant victory against Joe Smith Jr. last October. The pugilist He left behind a bad stage in his career after suffering his first defeat against Dmitry Bivol, in November 2022, and failing five months later at the weigh-in for his return fight at 175 pounds against Gabriel Rosado, which was cancelled. Ramírez stated that he feels stronger in the new category.

Zurdo Ramírez during the celebration after defeating Arthur Abraham in 2016 and becoming the first 168-pound champion. Photo: Isaac Brekken/AP.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramírez, 32, recovered from his first defeat against Dmitry Bivol, in November 2022, and once again tasted victory in his new division: cruiserweight. As a professional, the Sinaloan boxer He has a record of 45 victories, 30 of them by knockout, and one setback in his career.

For his part, Arsen Goulamirian, 38, He is the WBA cruiserweight world champion and last entered the ring when he defeated Alexei Egorov. by unanimous decision in November 2022, a fight that marked his fourth defense of the title. The French boxer remains undefeated after 27 fights, 18 of them on the fast track.

Keep reading:
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