Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Eduardo Ramirez Aims To Take Lee Selby To War, Snatch Win

By Ben Jacobs

The city of Los Mochis in the northern state of Sinaloa in Mexico has produced a string of top class boxers who have made their names on the international stage by becoming world champions.  Fernando Montiel, Antonio DeMarco, Jorge Arce, Hugo Cázares and Humberto Soto are just a few in recent times who boxing followers across the globe will be familiar with.  Eduardo Ramírez (20-0-3, 7 KOs), trained by the aforementioned Montiel’s brother, was hoping to add his name to the list this Saturday night in London when he challenges IBF world champion Lee Selby at the Copper Box. 

However, it emerged that ‘Zurdito’ did not make the regulation weight as set by the British Board of Boxing Control three days prior to the contest and thus the fight will now take place at 128lbs.

Speaking to BoxingScene.com a few days ago from an airport in Mexico on his way to London, Ramírez emphasised his desire to dethrone his Welsh opponent which will not be possible.

selby-ramirez

“I’m very excited, very motivated for this chance to fight for the world title,” he enthused.

“I feel in top shape for this challenge, I’m physically and mentally ready. I’m very positive and I’m going to take that belt away from him.”

Selby defeated Montiel by unanimous points decision back in October 2015, however, Montiel put up a better performance than some had been expecting given that the Mexican was generally considered to have seen better days at that point in his career.

“My trainer is Fernando Montiel’s brother and all my team know Lee Selby very well because of that fight, and they’ve come up with a good strategy for me.

“I’m used to fighting away from home now, being the visiting fighter.  I’m in great physical shape and I’m going to give my all in the ring and throw punches for all 12 rounds so I won’t leave any doubts in the judges’ minds.

“Selby is a very good fighter,” he continued.

“He’s a good champion and I think this is going to be a good fight.  Let’s hope it’s a war and the fans enjoy it.”

In his last ring outing, Eduardo faced Cuba’s Leduan Barthelemy, brother of Rances.  The fight ended in a draw with one judge scoring it in favour of Ramírez 96-93.  That contest, last September, merely added to the growing belief of the 24-year-old.

“I took confidence out of that last fight, he was a hard fighter to compete against, he was unbeaten like myself.  He’s a Las Vegas resident and I was the visiting fighter again.  I thought I won the fight, it was close, but I threw more punches and landed more. 

“In any case, at least they didn’t hand me a loss and I go forward still unbeaten.  I’m not going to waste this chance, I’m going to be world champion on November 9.  I’ve prepared my whole career for this type of challenge.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-09-2017

[QUOTE=Boxnation fan;18317574]It would be countered as a title defence for Selby but if Ramirez wins which i think he will, he won't be given title.[/QUOTE] ohh right, thanks for the clear up

Comment by Boxnation fan on 12-09-2017

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;18317511]i thought the title wasn't on the line due to Ramirez not making weight[/QUOTE] It would be countered as a title defence for Selby but if Ramirez wins which i think he will, he won't be given title.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-09-2017

i thought the title wasn't on the line due to Ramirez not making weight

Comment by Boxnation fan on 12-09-2017

Great Fight. I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be an upset especially due to Ramirez not even bothering to make weight hehe.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Roy Jones: Joshua Should Take 1, 2 More Fights - Then Get Wilder CompuBox: Inside The Numbers - Stevenson-Jack, Russell-Diaz Josh Taylor Confident He'll Beat Postol, Secure Jose Ramirez Shot News: Antonio Tarver, Steele Beats Upsher, Charlotte Results Weekend Review: Stevenson vs. Jack Excites, Warrington Too Carl Frampton Welcomes Josh Warrington Showdown Jack: Stevenson Would've Gone Down if I Had 5, 10 More Seconds Mayweather: Judges Must Score More Than 30 Seconds of Rounds Joe Joyce To Return on June 15 at York Hall Lee Selby Eyes Weight Move To 130 After Losing IBF World Title Josh Warrington In Pole Position To Land Frampton Showdown Joshua: I'll Rain Down Hell on Wilder, F*** Him Up Real Bad Nico Hernandez Continues To Win Big With First Round Stoppage Jose Benavidez Aims To Secure Terence Crawford Showdown Gary Russell: I Want To Unify Next or Move Up in Weight With Stevenson-Jack, Toronto Arrives As A True Fight City Photos: Pacquiao Grinds Hard With Buboy For Matthysse Fight McDonnell Hits Japan, Feels Confident of Shocking Naoya Inoue Omar Chavez: Other Fighters Have Lost - They Are Now Legends! Adonis Stevenson Admits: I Need To Be More Active Chavez Sr. Angry, Trainer Shakes Head at Omar Chavez Defeat Adonis Stevenson To Badou Jack: Rematch Must Be in Canada! Jack: I Wasn't Hitting Stevenson Low; He Had His Cup Really High Stevenson's Promoter Impressed With Badou Jack's Performance Joseph Diaz Has No Excuses: Gary Russell a Tremendous Fighter Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Diego Magdaleno Grabs Win in Mexico, Hopes For Title Shot Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Let's Do the Stevenson Rematch in Vegas, Sweden or the UK Tyson Fury Very Eager To Do a Job on Sefer Seferi on June 9 Photos: Eleider Alvarez Putting in Work For Sergey Kovalev Pacquiao is Pleased: Buboy Adapted The Style of Freddie Roach Photos: Gary Russell Shows His Class To Defeat Joseph Diaz Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - MONSTER Fight Gallery Warrington: Frampton in August is Too Soon, I Need More Time Jack Catterall: I Want The Winner of Flanagan vs. Hooker Ohara Davies Warms Up For Showdown With Josh Leather Video: Floyd Mayweather Reacts To The Stevenson-Jack Draw Adonis Stevenson: I Felt I Won, I Can Give Badou Jack a Rematch Video: Badou Jack Reacts To Draw Verdict With Adonis Stevenson
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement