Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ramirez's Trainer Predicts Big Statement Win Over Jesse Hart

By Ryan Burton

On Friday night in Tucson, WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez (35-0) will defend his title for the second time when he faced his mandatory challenger Jesse "Hard Work" Hart (22-0). The fight will serve as the ESPN televised co-feature along with WBO featherweight champion Óscar Valdez squaring off against Genesis Servania.

In today's version of boxing, if a fight doesn't make economic sense, a lot of times titles end up getting vacated. Ramirez's trainer Hector Zápari hopes that the very best version of Hart steps in the ring on Friday so that they can give the fans their monies worth.

"This fight is important because it is a mandatory," said Zápari. "It is rare these days that mandatory fights actually happen. We hope that Jesse Hart is in great physical condition and comes in with the intention of giving the fans a great fight in Tucson. This is what we hope for, we want a good opponent that will bring out the best in Zurdo.  So far no one has made him dig deep."

ramirez-hart (2)

Ramírez last fought in April when he shut out an overmatched Max Bursak over 12 rounds. The fight was his first in a little over a year because of surgery on his right hand after his title winning performance over Arthur Abraham in April, 2016. Zápari felt he was a little by sluggish and tentative in his first fight back.

"Zurdo was inactive for a year with his hand injury and that inactivity affected him in his last fight. He was a little rusty but he is passed that now and we will see a Gilberto Ramírez that is a lot more confident with his his punch and will find his rhythm," said Zápari.

Ramírez hasn't had a stoppage win since 2014 and Zápari said that some of that can be attributed to opponents that wouldn't engage and were content to just go the full 10 or 12 round distance, even if they didn't win more than a single round in the fight. He hopes that Hart lives up to his pre-fight trash talk.

 "Zurdo always trains as if he will be fighting for 15 rounds. Jesse Hart did a lot of talking and disrespected the champion but that doesn't bother us because we have came ready for a war. Those that are worried are those that aren't prepared for a war and just want to make it to the final bell.

"We come from a family of boxing and we are hungry to triumph and on September 22nd, there will be a great spectacle between Ramírez and Hart and we can't wait for the day to arrive. Zurdo is anxious to demonstrate why he is the king of the 158 pound division and to show why Mexican boxing is one of the next in the world," Zápari told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Teetotaler on 09-21-2017

158 pounds? I'm why people expecting a ko. Zurdo isn't a big puncher

Comment by JuniorTorres720 on 09-21-2017

I like Ramirez and hope he puts on a great show and I'm hoping he scores a knockout. I would hate for him to end up like Felix Verdejo who I think still has all the potential in the world…

Comment by Madison boxing on 09-21-2017

ramirez can fight, trust me on that. everyone wanking into a sock over benavidez but ramirez is a level above him.

Comment by mlac on 09-21-2017

Ramirez needs nothing less than an impressive stoppage, if he pitty pattys his way to a UD again his stock will continue to go down.

Comment by sicko on 09-21-2017

Good Fight! Hart is very WIDE that is a concern vs a good Counter Puncher with a nasty uppercut like Zurdo. If he can time Jesse Hart he probably catches him and stops him. If he can't timing Jesse Hart…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Broner Tells Pacquiao's Group He Has Cat, Dog For Them To Eat Video: Pacquiao vs. Broner - All Access Daily - Part 1 Broner Calls Showtime's Al Bernstein Biased, 'B*tch-Ass N*gga' Photos: Pacquiao, Broner - Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Jorge Linares, Pable Cesar Cano - Go Face To Face Photos: Chris Algieri, Danny Gonzalez - Go Face To Face Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Artur Akavov - Go Face To Face Broner: Pacquiao, Roach Underestimating A Lot Of What I Can Do Anthony Dirrell Confident of Beating Yildirim For WBC Title Luis Ortiz To Face Christian Hammer, March 2 At Barclays Ellerbe: Mayweather-Pac Talk Premature, Broner Can Win Broner: Me & Pacquiao Did VADA Testing 'After I Made Some Noise' Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Undercard Information News: Ceylan, Otha Jones, Kem Ljungquist, Alejandro Jimenez Ray Beltran-Hiroki Okada Announced For Ramirez-Zepeda Card Wilder-Fury Rematch: Purse Bid Set For February 5, 60-40 Split Boxeo Telemundo Returns on February 22 In Kissimmee Daniel Dubois, Nicola Adams Returns Confirmed By Warren Pablo Cesar Cano To Impose Will on Aging Jorge Linares Jarrell Miller Tabs Joshua as 'Turd' - Gives High Praise To Hearn Arum: Haymon Only Promoter Who Won't Work With Others Zerafa Warns Jeff Horn: I'm No Faded Old Man Like Mundine Amanda Serrano: Things Much Better Now For Female Boxers Nathan Gorman Aims For Spectacular KO on February 23 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues To Grind in Las Vegas Amir Khan: Hearn is Pissed Off, But I Control My Own Destiny Jarrell Miller Will No Longer Appear on Jan. 18 DAZN Show Kambosos Details Lessons Learned as Pacquiao Sparring Partner Crawford: I'm Better Than Anyone Amir Khan Has Ever Faced Photos: Andrade, Algieri Visit South Bronx Middle School Photos: Badou Jack, Browne, Warren - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Las Vegas Grand Arrivals Arum: Crawford is Best Welterweight Since Sugar Ray Leonard Amir Khan To Return To Trainer Virgil Hunter For Crawford Fight Andrade 'Don’t Wanna Hear' Saunders’ Excuses For Akavov Fight Vergil Ortiz could fight for 140-pound title in 2019, Says Gomez Espinoza: Mayweather 'Up In the Air' About Pacquiao Rematch Plant-Uzcategui PBC on FS1 Card Peaks at 986,000 Viewers Dmitry Bivol Makes Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Official Photos: Adrien Broner Putting in Work in Las Vegas
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement