- 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
NoSmokeSport.com 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.
‘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.
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.