A light heavyweight bout between Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez and “King” Gabriel Rosado has been agreed to take place on March 18th that will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN beginning at 8pm ET. It will be presented by Golden Boy Promotions.
Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) is coming off his first loss of his career to WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol last year and hopes to rebound by defeating Rosado in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds. The former super middleweight champion from Mazatlan, Mexico is excited to get back in the ring against the rugged veteran.
“I’m glad to be back. I had a lot of time to reflect since my last fight and am looking forward to putting on a show against a very-game veteran like Gabe Rosado,” Ramirez said. “Just like everyone else, I have goals, dreams and aspirations to be on top and I feel more motivated today than ever.”
Rosado (26-16-1, 15 KOs) has lost his last three fights including a shutout decision loss to Ali Akhmedov last September. Many have written off Rosado over the past few years, but here he has an opportunity to come up with an upset similar to when he knocked out Bekmetir Melikuziev in 2021.
“I’m excited to start the year off with a bang! I have a great deal of respect for Zurdo Ramírez. We’re friends, But come March 18, it’s all business,” Rosado said. “This is the kind of fight Gabriel Rosado shows up for! I will not let myself or the fans down. Thank you to Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN for the opportunity.”
“This is a dangerous crossroads fight featuring the explosive Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry,” said Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya. “Zurdo will attempt to make a comeback statement against the certified dream-spoiler Gabe Rosado who has derailed the careers of various top fighters.”
More information about this bout including the location and undercard will be provided in the future.