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.