On Sunday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, a crossroads featherweight clash takes place between contenders Eduardo Ramirez and Miguel Marriaga, who square-off in a ten round clash that opens the Showtime pay-per-view telecast for the lightweight showdown between Gervonta Davis and Isaac Cruz.
Ramirez (25-2-3, 12 KOs) has reeled off three knockouts wins since losing a twelve round decision to Claudio Marrero in 2019.
Marriaga, who failed in world title fights against Oscar Valdez and Vasiliy Lomachenko, is hoping to give his career a boost with a big win.
Ramirez realizes that he can't afford to lose in this fight and plans to put in a showcase performance. He hopes to secure a world title eliminator on the back of another victory.
“In the end, whether the win comes by knockout or decision, it doesn’t really matter to me. What matters the most is the work that I put in the gym day in and day out for this fight to be reflected in the ring. I just want to give the fans a great show," Ramirez said.
“I’m a guy that lives in the present, not the past. The list of fighters he has faced is impressive, but it doesn’t matter what he did in the past. It’s about what happens on Sunday night.
“In the end, for me, I hope to put Mexico’s flag in the air Sunday night. I want to make everybody proud in my country and show my fans what I’m capable of.
“As far as the world title opportunity, we do hope that a win brings me a title eliminator shot or perhaps even a world title fight. But in the end, I have to go step-by-step. I can’t look past this fight, otherwise none of my ambitions are going to come true.”