Gilberto Ramirez: “I’d Return to 168….For Canelo or Golovkin!”

Gilberto Ramirez vs Tommy Karpency April 12 LIVE on ESPN+ at 11 PM ET

Gilberto Ramirez
Gilberto Ramirez

Gilberto Ramirez is ready to test the light heavyweight waters!

Friday, April 12, WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (39-0, 25KO) will take a stab at the light heavyweight division against former title contender Tommy Karpency (29-6-1, 18KO).

This will be a 10-round co-feature for the Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla main event! The main card will begin at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on ESPN+

The super middleweight champion had this to say about his upcoming bout:

On his move to 175 pounds

“It had become more difficult for me to make 168 pounds. I spent most of my career at that weight and my body was maturing.

I’d return to super middleweight if there was a really big fight available to me, like Canelo or Golovkin.”

On working with new trainers Julian Chua and Joel Flores

“I have changed my entire team. This is a new beginning for me. Julian and Joel have brought a new element to my game. and the result of this training will show on April 12.”

“I was the first Mexican fighter to win a super middleweight world title. Now, I want to become the second Mexican to win a light heavyweight world title {the late Julio Gonzalez was the first}.

I want to make history in boxing. Whether it’s at 168 or 175 pounds, the future is bright for me.”

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