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Robeisy Ramirez Pumped To Make Pro Debut on August 10

PHILADELPHIA - Robeisy Ramirez, one of the greatest Cuban amateur boxers ever, has a date for his long-awaited professional debut. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will take on an opponent to be named in a featherweight contest Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s featherweight battle against Emmanuel Dominguez.

The Ramirez fight will stream live as part of the undercard broadcast on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

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Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing and Queensberry Promotions, tickets priced at $100, $55 and $35 (not including applicable fees) are on sale now and can be purchased at the Liacouras Center Box Office and www.liacourascenter.com, or by calling Peltz Boxing at 215-765-0922.

“I started boxing when I was 10 years old,” Ramirez said. “After winning two Olympic gold medals, I knew I wanted to join the world of professional boxing. I hope I can achieve the same success professionally that I did as an amateur, and I believe that Top Rank will provide me with the path to fulfill my dreams.

“I am 25 years old with a lot of experience fighting the best fighters in the world. This is the first step on my journey to a professional world title.”

Ramirez, from Cienfuegos, Cuba, won the second of his gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, edging current promotional stablemate Shakur Stevenson in the final. He made history at the 2012 London Olympics when, at the age of 18, he became the youngest men’s Olympic boxing champion in 32 years. Ramirez defected from Cuba last year while at training camp in Mexico and is ready to bring his amateur pedigree to the paid ranks.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fredo [!] on 07-17-2019

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;19907260]Bob is a master at guiding Olympic level prospects, I imagine they’ll move him at a similar speed to Gvodzyk or Lopez, around 10 learning fights then start looking for titles.[/QUOTE] Ye i hope so too, that would be perfect…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 07-17-2019

[QUOTE='fredo [!];19907114']real excited bout this, hopefully he transitions well, i really hope they dont try to rush him tho, he got age on his side so there no need to rush, especially since hes cuban hes gonna need some experience…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 07-17-2019

I’m so excited to see how this guy transition’s the most excited I’ve been for a Cuban fighter since Gamboa.

Comment by mdrosnock on 07-17-2019

the opponent is Adan Gonzales per boxrec: [url]http://boxrec.com/en/boxer/732510[/url]

Comment by mdrosnock on 07-17-2019

hell yea I'll be there already got my tickets!

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