Featherweight prospect Robeisy Ramirez (6-1) has advised BoxingScene.com that his first fight of 2021 will take place on May 22nd on the Jose Ramirez-Josh Taylor undercard. The main event will be televised by ESPN along with Jose Zepeda taking on Pedro Campa and Elvis Rodriguez facing the biggest challenge of his young career against Kenneth Sims Jr.
The rest of the undercard, including Robeisy’s fight, will be streamed on ESPN+. His opponent will likely be Juan Tapia (10-3) who has tested fighters such as Shakur Stevenson and Vladimir Nikitin when they were prospects.
Last year the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down the sport of boxing tremendously and halted the activity level of many fighters. The Las Vegas based Cuban proved to be the exception to the rule as he was able to perform in and win 5 fights with 3 of them coming by knockout.
Ramirez suffered a major upset in his professional debut against Adan Gonzalez. He has since teamed up with world class trainer Ismael Salas and is undefeated ever since. He was able to get revenge against Gonzalez in July when he shut him out on all 3 scorecards 60-54 in their rematch.
The 27-year-old captured Olympic gold at the 2012 and 2016 games as a flyweight and then as a bantamweight.
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