Gilberto Ramirez Easily Defeats Dominic Boesel in Four Rounds!
A lot was at stake at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California as Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-0, 30KOs) took on Dominic Boesel (32-3, 12KOs) in a WBA light heavyweight world title eliminator. Previously, the WBO champion weighed 168 pounds. In 2019, Ramirez moved up to the light heavyweight division. Despite his success, you don’t often hear the 30-year-old being mentioned as one of the elite fighters from 168–175. He is ranked #2 by the WBA and WBO, and #4 by the IBF. He is on a mission to not only be a two-division champion but become more of a mainstream attraction.
Zurdo faced off against a tough but overmatched Boesel. This was the 32-year-old’s first fight in America. He came into this battle determined to win and move one step closer to a world title shot.
EASY WORK FOR ZURDO!
A heavy favorite heading into this fight, Ramirez went to work immediately at the sound of the bell. A huge light heavyweight, he walked down his opponent behind his long jab. As he stalked his opponent, he put an immense amount of punishment on Boesel as he unleashed hard, hurtful shots to both the head and body of his overmatched opponent.
As round two kicked off, Zurdo turned up the pressure, in particular on the body. It seemed as if every shot, whether to the head or body, hurt Boesel. In particular, the right hook to the body. Every time Ramirez landed that punch, Boesel would wince in pain, crouch over and retreat.
Round four is where it all came to a merciful halt after a vicious right hook to the body sent Boesel reeling to the canvas, which resulted in the referee immediately jumping in and stopping the fight.
With the win, Ramirez is now the mandatory challenger to WBA 175-pound champion Dmitry Bivol.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher