Former world champion and light heavyweight contender Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico, and Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, hosted a press conference today to discuss Zurdo's upcoming fight against former WBA Interim-light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany on Saturday, May 14.
The 12-round fight will be for the WBA light heavyweight final eliminator and will take place at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Ramirez wants to make a statement and plans to go for a knockout victory.
"I always want to put on a good show for the fans. There will be a lot of Mexican people, a lot of Latinos, a lot of boxing fans. I want to make a statement and get the winner from Canelo vs. Bivol, that's the fight that I want and I need to pass through this guy first on May 14," Ramirez said.
"I am really confident in my self and in my training. I knew the fight was going to be in May, but not the date, but I like to be in shape. I am always training and am ready for these big opportunities. On May 14, I will be 44-0, 30KOs no losses. I am looking for the knockout.
"I am the best in this division and I will prove myself. I will give everyone a good show. I have been looking for the opportunity to fight the best because I know that I am the best. Here in LA there is a lot of Mexican people, a big community and I love them, and they love me too. The Hispanic community is great in LA that's why Oscar likes to bring all the fighters here and it's exciting."