Ramirez Raises His Hand To Face Marco Antonio Rubio

By Salvador Rodriguez

22-year-old Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez (26-0, 20KOs) has raised his hand to face Marco Antonio Rubio (58-6-1, 50KOs) for the interim-middleweight championship of the World Boxing Council (WBC).

Ramirez is ranked at number four, while Rubio is the mandatory challenger to the crown currently held by Sergio Martinez. Rubio is putting pressure on the WBC to force a fight with Martinez, who is out of action until the first half of 2014 due to injuries. Ramirez returns to action on December 7th in Oklahoma.

"Of course I'll raise my hand to fight Rubio, that's my goal. I really want that fight. Before I think about Rubio, I have my next fight and that is the most important thing to me right now," Ramirez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JohnSmithJr on 11-04-2013

Marco Antonio Rubio?! The Junior State senator from Florida who vehemently opposed the Affordable Care Act?

Comment by Aztekkas on 11-04-2013

It's Gilberto's time soon. I'm glad he is stepping up now and wish him the best if this bout is made. Guerra, Zurdo! :boxing:

Comment by Jloro on 11-04-2013

lol hopefully he shuts him up

Comment by apocalypto on 11-04-2013

The middle weight division should beware of this this kid:boxing:

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