Robeisy Ramirez vs. Jose Matias Romero Confirmed As
Lomachenko vs. Ortiz Co-Feature On Oct. 29
Rising featherweight contender Robeisy "El Tren" Ramirez
will fight Argentina's Jose Matias Romero in a 10-round
showdown Saturday, Oct. 29 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square
Garden. Romero replaces former world champion Jessie
Magdaleno, who was forced to withdraw from the bout with a
Ramirez-Matias will serve as the co-feature to the Vasiliy
Lomachenko-Jamaine Ortiz lightweight main event, streaming
live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.
"The opponent does not matter. I will put on a show October
29 in New York City," Ramirez said. "I have the utmost
respect for Romero, who took the fight on short notice. But
once we get in that ring, I am coming full steam ahead at
him for the win. 'El Tren' will not be derailed."
Ramirez (10-1, 6 KOs), a two-time Olympic gold medalist from
Cuba, is coming off a sensational one-punch knockout over
Abraham Nova and is closing in on a world title opportunity.
Romero (26-2, 9 KOs) has won two fights since back-to-back
decision defeats to top lightweights Michel Rivera and Isaac
Cruz. He's now at his natural weight and hopes to stun
Ramirez under the Garden lights.