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Gilberto Ramirez: After Hart I Want To Unify With Canelo!

By Ryan Burton

Last week the boxing world was surprised when Canelo Alvarez announced that he would that he would return to the ring on December 15th against WBA super middleweight “regular” champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The 28-year-old Alvarez just won a majority decision over Gennady Golovkin in a tough fight on September 15th. With the victory he captured the WBC and WBA middleweight titles.

It remains to be seen what Canelo will do if he defeats Fielding because he will hold belts in two weights divisions. He most likely would move back down to middleweight but as the highest paid fighter in the sport, he will have lucrative options available in both weight classes.


If he stays at 168, one fighter that has been very interested in unifying titles for quite some time is WBO champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez. The Jalisco, Mexico versus Sinaloa, Mexico matchup would be huge among Latino fans.

“Canelo is a great fighter and I hope he wins. I also have a fight coming up and I am preparing myself to get the win. After both of our commitments are taken care of I would love to fight the highest rated fighter of the present in a mega fight,” Zurdo told

Ramirez is slated to return to the ring in December in a rematch against the WBO mandatory challenger Jesse Hart. Ramirez floored Hart in the second round of their first fight last year but Hart came on strong in the second half of the bout to make scorecards very close. The final scores were 115-112 twice and 114-113 in favor of Ramirez.

Hart has been every vocal about wanting to get a rematch and has won three fights in a row since. Ramirez has taken Hart’s comments in stride and prefers to do his talking in the ring.

“Hart can say whatever he wants. He has always talked but what happens inside the ring is what matters. I beat him once and I am going to beat him again,” said Ramirez. 

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by hitking on 10-13-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;19187964]Canelo actually moved [B][I]down[/I][/B] from SMW to fight GGG. He had no choice about moving up from SWW. Nature made that choice for him. Canelo has only made 154 once since fighting Floyd in 2013 - and that was against…

Comment by Santa_ on 10-13-2018

Benavidez is the best at 168 but Canelo-Zurdo would be a great fight! Zurdo has a lot of dog in him he'll show up bigtime for this one :boxing:

Comment by Santa_ on 10-13-2018


Comment by icha on 10-13-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;19187051]So GGG was a coward for not fighting Ward in his first fight at SMW ..... because Ward called him out and Abel said anybody from 154 to 168. But Canelo can have 2 fights at SMW, and when Ramirez…

Comment by The3 on 10-13-2018

Big mistake not going for Uzcategui and the unification

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