Gilberto Ramirez vs Michal Cieslak WBC Cruiserweight Title Eliminator In-Play

Gilberto Ramirez vs Michal Cieslak WBC Cruiserweight Title Eliminator In-Play

  • Gilberto Ramirez Looks To Be Moving Up To Cruiserweight
  • The Former World Champion Could Fight A WBC Title Eliminator
  • Zurdo vs Poland’s Michal Cieslak In Play For Aug 19 In LA has learnt that a move up to Cruiserweight is the likely next step for the former WBO Super Middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs).

The Mexican could take part in a bout with Poland’s former world title challenger Michal Cieslak (24-2, 18 KOs) in what would be a WBC title eliminator for the champion Badou Jack, who does have a mandatory challenger as well.

The bout is not agreed upon yet though but is in play and likely to happen next.

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‘Zurdo’ lost a wide points decision to Dmitry Bivol for the WBA Light Heavyweight title in his last fight in Nov 2022 and then was on track to miss the 175-pound limit by almost seven pounds in a cancelled fight with Gabe Rosado in March.

The 32-year-old now looks to campaign in a third weight class which better suits his large frame and pick up a second world title.

Cieslak lost a convincing decision to former champion Lawrence Okolie for the WBO Cruiserweight title in London last February.

The polishman has since won three fights in a row, all inside the distance, including a fourth rounds stoppage over Dylan Bregeon to win the European title in April.

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The 34-year-old bought a large crowd to the O2 arena for his bout with Okolie; more supporters than the hometown champion. LA has a strong Polish population and Cieslak will once again look to bring significant support.

Gilberto Ramirez vs Michal Cieslak Potential Date/Location

According to Boxing World Weekly, the fight is in ‘advanced talks’ to take place on August 19th in Los Angeles, California, USA. The fight would be a main event on DAZN.

By Darshan Desai

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