Jose “Zurdo” Ramirez can’t appear to face nonetheless for too lengthy. After grabbing a world title at 168 kilos, the Mexican native had a transient run at 175 kilos. Though a near-shutout loss by the hands of Dmitry Bivol wasn’t his greatest efficiency, his handlers over at Golden Boy Promotions believed that he had all the instruments essential to compete with the very best of the very best at 175 kilos.
For his subsequent look, Ramirez was given a comparatively gentle contact in Gabe Rosado. However whereas Rosado was anticipated to present the previous champion well-needed rounds and possibly an ego enhance, his physique wouldn’t permit him to undergo with it.
The night time earlier than they shared the ring, Ramirez jumped onto the scales at 187 kilos, 12 kilos over the sunshine heavyweight restrict. Within the blink of a watch, his 175 pound was over with. Now, transferring ahead, he’ll face the massive boys within the cruiserweight division.
Though he hasn’t even competed on the 200-pound restrict simply but, Ramirez is considerably pondering forward. If he can safely placed on the load, Ramirez would love so as to add much more muscle to his body and compete within the heavyweight division.
That dream of Ramirez is perhaps years from now. However simply because he doesn’t intend on transferring up now, it doesn’t imply he isn’t eyeing somebody already. So who precisely has caught his consideration? Anthony Joshua.
“I need to problem myself,” mentioned Ramirez to Little Large Boxing when requested if he sees himself combating Joshua sooner or later. “Why not transfer to heavyweight at some point? I sparred earlier than with heavyweights, I really feel nice.”
In the intervening time, combating the previous unified champ is a pipe dream. With Joshua specializing in regaining one other world title, Ramirez must head to the again of the road and play the ready recreation.
Going through somebody as massive, expert, and notable as Joshua must be pushed apart. Joe Smith Jr., a former gentle heavyweight champion who’s additionally transferring up, has different plans. To keep away from any hiccups in his long-term objectives, Ramirez is placing a maintain on his Joshua hopes and specializing in the duty at hand.
“I’m specializing in this struggle with Joe Smith Jr.”