Gilberto Ramirez-Dereck Edwards, June 26 on TruTV

By Miguel Rivera

The return of world ranked super middleweight contender Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (31-0, 24 KOs) has been pushed back by two weeks. He was scheduled to return on June 12th against Derek Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KOs), but the match is now taking place on June 26th. Ramirez vs. Edwards will be broadcast live in the United States by TruTV.

The Mexican boxer was last seen in January, when he picked up a unanimous decision win over Russian fighter Maxim Vlasov.

"Derek Edwards beat the world champion in one round. Winning this fight can place me in a more suitable place as a world title contender. I know he is a tough fighter, a tough fighter who always comes forward and we are already working on the strategy to beat him," revealed Ramirez who is completing his training in the Zapari Boxing Gym in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Edwards has extensive experience against some of the very best. He's faced current WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, former world title contender Matt Korobov and former world champion Andre Dirrell. Some remember Edwards for last year's shocking upset stoppage over previously undefeated Badou Jack, who now holds the WBC super middleweight title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-26-2015

[QUOTE=HI-TECH Boxing;15729119]Thanks for the info. It sucks that Valdez is not getting any TV coverage though. He needs more TV time, he's one of Top Ranks best prospect. Valdez>>Magdaleno. But the Magdaleno vs Gonzalez fight is not bad all.[/QUOTE] It…

Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 05-26-2015

[QUOTE=Mitchell Kane;15729027]Undercard fight has been changed to Diego Magdaleno-Jose A. Gonzalez in a 12-rounder, per Dan Rafael... Oscar Valdez has been bumped to a non-televised spot the next night on the Bradley-Vargas fight card. [url][/url][/QUOTE] Thanks for the info. It…

Comment by Eastcoast on 05-26-2015

Nice to see Derek Edwards getting lots of opportunities. Good fighter but was never backed by a big promoter.

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-26-2015

Undercard fight has been changed to Diego Magdaleno-Jose A. Gonzalez in a 12-rounder, per Dan Rafael... [QUOTE]Lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno will face Jose A. “Chelo” Gonzalez in a 12-round lightweight bout -- which could be sanctioned as a title eliminator…

Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-06-2015

So it's rescheduled for the night before Bradley-Vargas is expected to take place. Keeping with the theme is TruTv fights on days before HBO fights.

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