Gilberto Ramirez: I'll Go To 175, I'm Ready To Challenge Gvozdyk

Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez hoped for repeat. Jesse "Hollywood" Hart sought revenge.

In a rematch of their September 2017 bout, Ramirez once again emerged victorious, notching a majority decision (114-114, 115-113 2X) to retain his WBO super middleweight world title for the fifth time.

"I won every round. I beat him clearly again," Ramirez said. "I hurt my elbow in the eighth round, but if I didn't hurt my elbow, I would've knocked him out. I am going to 175. I am ready to challenge Gvozdyk."

The action reached a crescendo in the 12th round, as Ramirez battered Hart around the ring for the first 2:30. Then, with the fight drawing to a close, Hart buzzed Ramirez, forcing the champion to hold on to the final bell.

Said Hart: "It was no contest. I did everything to win this fight. Gilberto is a great fighter, and I have a lot of respect for him. He did have a great 12th round, but I came back to hurt him as well."

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 Joshua "Don't Blink" Greer Jr. took one step closer to a bantamweight world title shot. Greer (19-1-1, 11 KOs), a Chicago native, knocked down Daniel Lozano (15-6, 11 KOs) at the end of the seventh round, and Lozano’s corner stopped the bout after the round ended. Greer picked up the vacant WBC Continental Americas belt and is eyeing world title honors next.

"I got a great team behind me. We ended the year big," Greer said. "This is only the beginning. Next year, we're doing big things!"

Mikaela Mayer (9-0, 4 KOs) defended her NABF super featherweight title for the first time, cruising to an eight-round unanimous decision over Calixta Salgado (17-11-3, 12 KOs).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Catrin on 12-15-2018

Great win for Zurdo! No disrespect to GR. But he has no power to be elite at 175. Clean up the 168 Uzcategui be a great fight!

Comment by £-4-£ on 12-15-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;19357043]No way in hell Smith stops Ramírez. Ramírez is better than Smith, simply he can't make the 168 pounds.[/QUOTE] Been a champ for a couple years and not fought a top fighter at 168. Smith stopped consensus no.1 in the…

Comment by nick_viking on 12-15-2018

I’d avoid going to light heavy if I was Zurdo, nothing but good fighters at the top end of the division. He should try to unify at super middle before moving up, unless he’s having real weight struggles.

Comment by Blueboy3 on 12-15-2018

he should take his time at 175 nothing but big punchers in the top 10

Comment by SamLangfordFan on 12-15-2018

Zurdo has never impressed me. He has no power, doesn't have much of a jab, fights small and is not very responsible defensively. He will get eaten up at 175. He struggled with a mediocre Jesse Hart twice, I just…

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