Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gabriel Rosado
Scheduled For March 18
In a high-stakes crossroads fight, former world champion
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez (44-1, 30 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico
and Philadelphia’s former world title contender Gabriel
“King” Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KOs) will battle in a tough,
Mexico vs. Puerto Rico 12-round light heavyweight matchup.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18
and will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN beginning at 5:00
p.m. PST/ 8:00 p.m. EST.
Zurdo Ramirez is returning to the ring hungrier than ever
after his valiant effort against Dmitry Bivol last November
“I’m glad to be back. I had a lot of time to reflect since
my last fight and am looking forward to putting on a show
against a very-game veteran like Gabe Rosado,” said Zurdo
Ramirez. “Just like everyone else, I have goals, dreams and
aspirations to be on top and I feel more motivated today
than ever. We may get knocked off our path, but my quest for
greatness will never stop. I appreciate all the love from my
fans and supporters and I promise to be back with vengeance.
See you guys March 18th!”
Gabriel Rosado is a dream-spoiler who has dismantled the
championship aspirations of a number of elite fighters, most
recently a third-round knockout of hot prospect Bektemir
Melikuziev. He will be going up a division to face Ramirez.
“I’m excited to start the year off with a bang! I have a
great deal of respect for Zurdo Ramírez. We’re friends, But
come March 18, it’s all business,” said Gabriel Rosado.
“This is the kind of fight Gabriel Rosado shows up for! I
will not let myself or the fans down. Thank you to Golden
Boy Promotions and DAZN for the opportunity.”
“This is a dangerous crossroads fight featuring the
explosive Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry,” said Chairman and
CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya. “Zurdo will
attempt to make a comeback statement against the certified
dream-spoiler Gabe Rosado who has derailed the careers of
various top fighters.”
Information on the venue and undercard will be shared soon.