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Gilberto Ramirez set to make Top Rank debut

Photo: Rene Perez/Zapari Boxing

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will take on tough Colombian power puncher Dionisio Miranda in his Top Rank debut this Saturday, April 20 in the New Mexico City Arena in the co-feature of a big card that will include the WBC Super Bantamweight Championship between former world champion Cristian Mijares en the number one ranked Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas.

Miranda (22-8, 19 KOs) of Colombia is coming of a big victory in Russia over local hero Oleg Liseev whom he stopped in four rounds. The big card will be promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and Zapari Boxing and it will telecast in TV Azteca in Mexico and Unimas in the United States.

Ramirez has been training in Mexico City for the past five weeks and is looking forward to his first fight under the Top Rank banner.

“I Feel great and very motivated to be making my first fight with Top Rank in Mexico City. These is a big step in my professional career and I am looking forward to the fight this weekend,” said Ramirez.

Ramirez and his team, Hector and Jesus Zapari, worked two weeks in the Gimnasio Chabacano and closed with three weeks in the famous Pancho Rosales Gym. They are very happy with the sparring they got during the five weeks they trained in Mexico City.

“We worked with some very good young fighters here in Mexico City. Ivan Montero who is 10-0 gave us some great work, Alan “Amenaza” Campa who is fron Guaymas, Sonora and is 11-0 also was great, We also worked with some of the amateurs that part in the Mexican National Team,” said Hector Zapari.

“It was a great camp and got what we wanted out of Gilberto. He is fast and strong and will give the fans a great fight,” added Zapari.

About his opponent Ramirez said:

“I know that Miranda is a good boxer with power and has faced some very good opposition. I looking forward to fighting him and will do what is necessary to win the fight. I know I can box or go toe to toe with him any time if I have too.”

Ramirez (24-0, 19 KOs), from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, México, captured the World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth middleweight title in 2010 and has successfully defended it six time throughout his three-year reign.

Currently world-rated No. 4 by the WBC and No. 6 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), Ramirez, 21, is a former Mexican Junior National Champion and a three-time National Mexican National Amateur Champion in the Elite Division.

Ramirez is promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and Zapari Boxing.

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