Ramirez Vacates Title; Leaves Zapari Brothers

Gilberto Ramirez Ready to Move to Light Heavyweight

(Left to right) Jesus Zapari, Gilberto Ramirez, Hector Zapari
(Left to right) Jesus Zapari, Gilberto Ramirez, Hector Zapari

Gilberto Ramirez parts ways with longtime trainer and manager Hector and Jesus Zapari


Former WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez has announced he has split with longtime manager and trainer Hector and Jesus Zapari, respectively.

The Zapari brothers had worked with Ramirez since he was twelve years old. So far, it appears Ramirez will remain exclusively with Top Rank moving forward.

Recently, the former champion announced his intentions to move up to light heavyweight, thus vacating his title. He made his last defense in December via unanimous decision in a rematch with Jesse Hart.

Also, Ramirez is in line to challenge newly crowned WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, who reclaimed the title by a dominant decision victory over Eleider Alvarez in their rematch.

As the WBO champion at super middleweight, he is eligible for number one status in his new division; putting him in line for a shot at Kovalev. Of further note, promoter Kathy Duva mentioned Ramirez as one possible opponent for Kovalev’s next fight.

It’ll be interesting to see who he brings in as his new trainer moving forward.

3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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Jerrell Fletcher - Lead Journalist Jerrell "Big Kool" Fletcher is the host of YouTube boxing channel "Colossal Sports TV" and is the Lead Journalist for 3kingsboxing.com.

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