Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Team Gilberto Ramirez Expect Jesse Hart Bout in Late September

By Ryan Burton

Hector Zápari, who trains and manages WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez (35-0) along with his father Jesus Zápari, has advised Boxingscene.com that a deal is near for their fighter to face mandatory challenger Jesse "Hard Work" Hart (22-0).

"The fight is very close to being finalized. We are looking at late September but we are waiting for it to be firmed up," said Zápari who recently met with Top Rank chairman Bob Arum.

"Zurdo is ready to go. We originally thought he would be fighting in July so he has been training. With this new date we've had to slow it down a little bit but we will start up camp at full speed again soon."

ramirez-hart

The 25-year-old Ramírez returned from hand surgery in April when he shutout Max Bursak over 12 rounds in Southern California. The card was broadcast on pay-per-view independently by Top Rank.

Bursak was deducted points on two different occasions during the fight that lacked sustained action. Zápari hopes that Hart comes to fight so they can put on a great fight for the fans.

"Hart is the #1 ranked challenger and we hope he comes to fight. Zurdo wants to fight aggressive against him from the opening bell   Both fighters are tall and can fight on the inside to make a good fight. Hopefully Hart does his part so they can give the fans a great show," Zápari stated.

"We want Hart to come to fight and not come just to try to survive like Bursak. Those types of fighters are hard to shine against when they fight dirty and just try to survive. It's hard to put on a spectacular fight."

The Philadelphia based Hart has been a very offensive fighter throughout his young career so Zápari is confident the fight will be exciting for the fans. His only worry is that Hart won't be able withstand Ramirez's volume punching and will go into a shell like Bursak and Ramirez's previous opponent Arthur Abraham did.

"With Hart it should be different. We hope he comes to give a good fight and we hope that when he feels the pressure that he doesn't stop fighting and tries to just survive. We hope he does his part to give the fans a great a fight," 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 Califire209 on 06-20-2017

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;17782434]He went from calling him Mexican to Mexican American. :lol1:[/QUOTE] You guys get boners off correcting grown ass men, I don't care where he's born his blood is Mexican

Comment by Califire209 on 06-20-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17781994]He was born here and he trains here. When he wins a belt it's going to count as another world champion for the U.S. not for Mexico.[/QUOTE] Mexican-American baby!

Comment by RuslanChagaev on 06-19-2017

Jesse doesnt create a big problem for Zurdo. I think this fight will be ordinary.

Comment by Mammoth on 06-19-2017

I'll give it a watch. Not sure why he's rated so highly though...

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-19-2017

[QUOTE=Califire209;17781832]Who gives a damn about Oscar ain't nobody talking about him David Benavidez is one badass Mexican American.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17781994]He was born here and he trains here. When he wins a belt it's going to count as another world champion for…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Espinoza: If You Think Broner Is Easy For Pacquiao, Think Again Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding To Hit Movie Theaters LIVE STREAM: Pacquiao-Broner - Los Angeles Press Conference Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury: More Tickets Released at Staples Photos: Pacquiao Hits The Basketball Court, Becomes 'Air Manny' Bryant Jennings vs. Oscar Rivas Finalized For January 18, ESPN+ Giovanni Mioletti Keeps Record Intact With Another Stoppage Win Peter Kadiru Goes Pro, To Be Advised By Klitschko's Manager Wilder, Fury, Hurd, Ortiz Share What They Are Thankful For Martin Murray vs. Hassan N'Dam is Set For Warrington-Frampton Wilder vs. Fury PPV Will Be Available Via The Showtime App Breazeale: The Ultimate Goal is Anthony Joshua Rematch Pacquiao: Right Now, I Have No Intention Of Running For President Sanchez: They Are All Using Golovkin's Name To Stay Relevant! Joseph Parker on Dealing With Adversity Versus Dillian Whyte Frank Warren: I've Never Seen Tyson Fury This Determined Tommy Coyle: I Fight Because I Love it, But It's a Dangerous Game Sergio Martinez Still Aims To Return, Continues To Train Hard UK News: Brian Rose, Troy Williamson, Tyrone McKenna, More Pacquiao is Focused: We Can't Underestimate Adrien Broner Jarrell Miller Wants Anthony Joshua in April at Wembley Giving Thanks For a Boxing Dream Come True Pacquiao: I Think Fans Are Excited For Rematch With Mayweather Adonis Stevenson Hopes Pascal Wins, Not Impressed By Bivol David Lemieux: I Want Canelo Because I Know I Can Beat Him! Ellerbe: Broner Will Look To Defy The Odds, Shut Everyone Up Vijender Singh Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank News: Christopher Diaz, Bryant Perrella, Tori Nelson, Luis Lebron Hearn: Hooker is The Standout at 140, I Want Defense in Dallas Broner: F*** The Money, I'm Not Just Coming To Get a Check Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Face To Face in NYC Broner: Pacquiao Ain't Fighting Floyd, I'm Gonna Beat His Ass! Photos: Canelo Grinding Hard For Rocky Fielding Title Clash Pacquiao Confirms He'll Work With Roach Again For Broner Bout Pacquiao Warns Broner: I've Learned To 'Problem Solve' in Politics Canelo on GGG Win: Nicest Feeling To Shut Mouths With Facts! Claressa Shields vs. Femke Hermans Set, December 8 on HBO Ganigan Lopez Tops Telemundo Card in Mexico City Yves Ngabu vs. Micki Nielsen Finalized For February 16, Belgium Nathan Gorman vs. Alex Leapai Set For Warrington-Frampton
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement