Robeisy Ramirez to defend WBO title vs. Satoshi Shimizu

Robeisy Ramirez will make the very first defense of his WBO featherweight title vs. Satoshi Shimizu on July 25 in Tokyo, promoter Top Rank revealed on Thursday.

The 126-pound title bout will work as primary assistance on ESPN+ for the extremely prepared for face-off in between Stephen Fulton and Naoya Inoue for Fulton’s combined 122-pound champion.

Ramirez, a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Cuba, caught the uninhabited title this month with a unanimous-decision success over Isaac Dogboe. Ramirez (12-1, 7 KOs) increased to No. 6 in ESPN’s featherweight rankings and is poised for some huge matches in the action-packed department moving forward.

“Fighting is what I do best, titles are indicated to be safeguarded and there’s no stopping ‘El Tren!,'” stated Ramirez, 29.

Shimizu (11-1, 10 KOs), an Olympic bronze medalist from Japan, will be defending a world title for the very first time at age 37.


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