Gilberto Ramirez Faces Jesse Hart on Saturday night in a rematch (Photo: Mikey Williams)
By Chris Robinson
This coming Friday night, Dec. 14, from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will face off with contender Jesse “Hollywood” Hart (25-1, 21 KO’s) on ESPN+. The fight is a rematch of their Sep. 2017 battle in which Ramirez won via unanimous decision.
Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) is looking for a fifth successful defense of his title and is promising a knockout vs. his rival.
“I’m coming to Corpus Christi to give the fans a great fight,” Ramirez stated. “I have very good memories of the last time I fought here. They treated me well. I felt right at home, and that’s why I asked to fight here again. I will not let them down. I will close the year the same way I started it, with a knockout win in Corpus Christi!”
Ramirez dropped Hart in the first round of their first fight yet the action was intense afterwards. The champion is promising a different fight this time around.
“I don’t take this fight as a rematch,” said Ramirez. “The first one was a good fight, but I beat him clearly. For this fight, I’m coming better prepared mentally and physically. I’m focused on taking care of business and winning convincingly.”
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