Mexico’s Gilberto Ramirez (39-0, 25 KOs) is ready to make his mark at light heavyweight after making five successful defenses of his WBO world title.
The native of Mazatlán, Mexico, is a 10-year pro who won the world title in April 2016 with a shutout unanimous decision over two-weight world champion Arthur Abraham.
In his last bout, Dec. 14 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he closed the show strong and defeated Jesse “Hollywood” Hart via majority decision.
Ramirez, who has not ruled out returning to super middleweight to defend his title, also has his sights set on the light heavyweight division’s leading names.
“I am very motivated because of all the new things I have been doing to advance my career,” Ramirez said.
“I am very excited to fight at Staples Center for the first time, as I consider Los Angeles my second home.
“I knew there will be many Latino fans supporting me. I want to become an idol of Mexican boxing, and nothing will stop me as I work to fulfill my dreams.
“I am also working with a new trainer, Julian Chua, who is pushing me to become the best fighter possible.”