Robeisy Ramirez had just pushed his pro record past the .500 mark on the eve of the second fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

The two-time Olympic Gold medalist for Cuba—now based out of the greater Tampa area—is now part of the show for the heavyweight trilogy clash, with a win pushing his own career towards featherweight title contention.

The challenge lying ahead for Ramirez (7-1, 4KOs) is arguably his toughest to date as a pro. The 27-year-old Cuban will face unbeaten Puerto Rican prospect Orlando ‘Capu’ Gonzalez (17-0, 10KOs) in a scheduled ten-round bout between featherweight southpaws, live on the ESPN and Fox Sports apps from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout is part of a preliminary undercard preceding an ESPN+/Fox Sports Pay-Per-View headlined by the lineal/WBC heavyweight championship between Fury (30-0-1, 21KOs) and Wilder (42-1-1, 41KOs).

“It’s the perfect scenario for me,” Ramirez told BoxingScene. “I have the opportunity to appear on a big show like Fury-Wilder, and perform against a good opponent in front of me.

“Based on his record, he’s among the best fighters I have faced as a pro. It is going to be a good fight, no question about it.”

Ramirez has managed five wins since the February 2020 rematch between the pair of hulking heavyweights, which England’s Fury won by seventh round stoppage at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. One night earlier and on the other side of the country, Ramirez advanced to 2-1 and registered his first pro knockout after stopping unbeaten Rafael Morales in the fourth round of their Telemundo-televised clash at Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami. The win was the second straight for Ramirez after suffering a stunning split decision defeat to Adan Gonzalez in his August 2019 pro debut.

Ramirez now heads into the fight with Gonzalez having won seven in a row, including a six-round shutout of Ryan Lee Allen this past May 22 on the undercard of Josh Taylor’s win over Jose Ramirez to become undisputed junior welterweight champion. The upcoming fight will mark his sixth straight Vegas appearance and his second in a row on a high-profile card.

“I’m very proud, very excited to be part of such a big card,” Ramirez said. “It’s an honor to be included in such a big event. Once they call my name to enter the ring, I will be ready.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox