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  Ramirez vs. Rosado Final Press Conference

As the countdown continues to Saturday, March 18, Gilberto ďZurdo'' RamŪrez (44-1, 30 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico and Philadelphiaís Gabriel ďKingĒ Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KOs) hosted a press conference at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. Their 12-round light heavyweight fight will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. EST. The Golden Boy Fight Night: Zurdo vs. Rosado Prelims will be streamed live on the Golden Boy Boxing YouTube page beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET.

Here is what today's participants had to say:

GILBERTO "ZURDO" RAMIREZ, FORMER WORLD CHAMPION:


ďEverything was good in camp. Iím ready. Yeah, Iíve seen the Bivol fight back, and it wasnít my fight. I take the loss and move on. Gabe's a tough fighter, heís always bringing everything to the table. I also want to challenge myself. Weíve sparred before so itís going to be a great fight. After the last fight, I want to prove myself. I was in a dark place but now itís a new start and Iím ready. I have Rosado in front of me and after I win hopefully, I can get a world title again.Ē

"KING" GABE ROSADO, LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CONTENDER:


ďIím back with Freddie at Wildcard. It's my character, I want to challenge myself. I know how to bounce back. Itís a fight that will go down in history for a great fight. I know what Zurdo is going to bring, and I am too. Zurdo brings a lot so Iím going to be prepared. Iím ready you shock the boxing world again.Ē

JOSEPH "JOJO" DIAZ, JR., FORMER WORLD CHAMPION:


ďI had to make some changes. The team I have now is amazing. I wanted to spice things up. As a fighter sometimes you go on neutral, so we had to change some things. Mercito is tough and experienced. After I walk him down and win, itís going to open a lot of doors for me. Iím very confident this fight.Ē

MERCITO "NO MERCY" GESTA:


ďAs a fighter you donít want to dodge anyone. Jojo is one of the best and I want that. You should expect a better me. I just had a son, so Iím not only doing this for me now. Jojo is an exciting fighter so Iím excited. Every fight is different, so I donít know what to expect. Iíll have my team with me to follow with the game plan.Ē

OSCAR DUARTE, LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHTER:


ďIím very happy for the opportunity and Iím ready. I consider this preparation my best one. I feel in my best physical shape and mental shape. Thank you everyone, and thank you to Golden Boy and DAZN. Iím ready to bring it on, on Saturday.Ē

ERIC TUDOR, SUPER WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT:


ďItís a blessing getting signed to Golden Boy because this is what you work for as a fighter. Iím grateful to be able to open the DAZN broadcast for my fight. Itís going to be a good fight to warm up the fans.Ē

JORGE CHAVEZ, FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT:


ďIím feeling great. Iím ready to put on a show for the people. Itís an amazing experience. Iím fortunate enough to have all my shows with Golden Boy. Iím going to go to seek and destroy.Ē

DALIS KALEIOPU, SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT:


ďI feel good. Itís part of my job to be ready. I have a kid at home I have to feed. Itís my dream to one day fight in Hawaii.Ē

PATRICIO MANUEL, SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT:


ďIím grateful to be here. I grew up in the area. It feels good to fight on a Golden Boy card. It feels very full circle fighting here where I have roots.Ē

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GOLDEN BOY:


ďItís a very unique venue. Itís our first time hosting a fight here and who better to fight than Zurdo Ramirez and Gabe Rosado. Like we said, we're bringing more local Southern California shows.

"This fight is very important for Zurdo and Rosado. May the best man win. It's going to be a fun, explosive fight. Thank you to the fighters because without you, we wouldnít be able to make these fights.Ē



 

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