LAS VEGAS — Gilberto Ramirez made an impressive resurgence in his current fight, simply months after missing out on weight and having actually a set up bout canceled. Moving approximately cruiserweight, Ramirez showed his convenience in the brand-new weight class as he protected a unanimous choice triumph over Joe Smith Jr. The fight happened in the Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan as part of a Golden Boy on DAZN card.
In regards to battling designs, Ramirez approached the match with persistence, tactically selecting his minutes and using down Smith with left hooks to the body followed by mixes to the head. On the other hand, Smith counted on power punches, especially best hooks to the head, however had a hard time to land them efficiently.
Ramirez’s efficiency stats promote themselves. A noteworthy 35% of his landed punches included body shots, with a remarkable 86% of them being power punches. He likewise had a good precision rate of 31% with his jabs. In contrast, Smith handled to land just 96 of his 266 power punches.
Reflecting on his triumph, Ramirez acknowledged Smith’s power however stressed his own capability to endure it. He highlighted the value of being clever throughout the fight and revealed complete satisfaction with his efficiency.
Ramirez, now with a record of 45-1, had actually weighed in at 191.6 pounds, while Smith weighed a little more at 191.8 pounds. Smith, who lost by TKO to Artur Beterbiev in his previous fight, confessed that he had actually not carried out at his finest however applauded Ramirez on his boxing abilities.
Looking ahead, Ramirez has enthusiastic objectives. Not just does he go for a rematch with Dmitry Bivol, against whom he suffered his only loss in the WBA extremely world light heavyweight title bout, however he likewise wishes to end up being the very first Mexican cruiserweight champ. Ramirez stays figured out and concentrated on his future in the sport.
Considering the possibility of a future face-off with fellow Mexican fighter Canelo Alvarez, Ramirez revealed enjoyment, drawing parallels to the famous competition in between Juan Manuel Marquez and Marco Antonio Barrera throughout the early 2000s. Ramirez thinks such a fight would be extremely expected by fans.
In the co-main occasion of the night, Bektemir Melikuziev declared triumph over Alantez Fox with a fourth-round blockage, protecting his position as the WBA global extremely middleweight champ.