Gilberto Ramirez training in preparation for his matchup vs. Dereck Edwards (Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank)
By Chris Robinson
It’s been a few years since we crossed paths with undefeated Mexican star Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez.
Inside the doors of Able Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. is when I first remember seeing Ramirez and his team, as they were in camp working with Gennady Golovkin and a slew of other prospects, contenders, and champions.
Ramirez, and his trainers Hector and Jesus, were all instantly easy to like and I also spotted just how serious of a prospect this kid was. Now 31-0 with 24 knockouts, Ramirez will be facing off with tough spoiler Dereck “The Black Lion” Edwards in a 10-round super middleweight tilt.
Ramirez vs. Edwards goes down June 26 from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Tex. and will televised live on the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV at 10 pm/ET.
Check below for more pics of Ramirez in training out in Marina del Rey, Calif. as the fight nears.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com