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Gilberto Ramirez
Weightclass:
Super Middleweight
Age:
23
Birthplace:
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Record:
28-0, 22 KOs
Height:
6’2.5”
Reach:
77"
Managers:
Jesús Zapari
Trainers:
Hector Zapari
biography
“Zurdo” (Lefty)  

Twitter: @RamireZurdo 
Ranked WBC #2, WBO #3, IBF #4, WBA #5 at 168 pounds…
NABF super middleweight champion…
NABO super middleweight champion…
Former WBC Youth middleweight champion, seven successful defenses…

At the age of 23, Gilberto is a four-year pro. A sensational young contender at 168 pounds, he has stayed active in the ring and made good progress.
He stepped up in class of opposition in recent fights and gave impressive performances.
Gilberto is coming off his career-best win in his last fight on April 11, a fifth-round TKO against former world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo.
After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramirez looks like an outstanding prospect. The Mexican southpaw has a lot of charisma, shows good power and has a fan-friendly style. He could be going places.
Headlining ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" on the eve of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch, there were a lot of folks on hand to watch him do his thing and he did it very well, taking out the very experienced Lorenzo in fine fashion.
Lorenzo…represented the best opponent Ramirez has faced. Ramirez had no trouble with the former title challenger. Ramirez was super aggressive and displayed a very impressive body attack. He went after the body from the opening round and never let up. Credit Lorenzo for taking as many digging body blows as he did. This could have been over much sooner had Lorenzo not shown a big heart.
In the third round, Ramirez hammered his body, eventually dropping him to a knee. A lot of fighters would have stayed down, but Lorenzo carried on. He went down again from a body shot in the fifth round and moments later was down again from a left hand to the head....
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 – WON VACANT NABF, NABO SM TITLES - in his last fight on 4-11-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (5th round) against former two-time world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo (33-6): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Mandalay Bay, and Gilberto dominated the fight; he pressed forward, wore down Lorenzo with a series of body punches, then scored a knockdown with a left hand to the body in the 3rd round; he scored two more knockdowns in the 5th, the first with a right hook to the body, the second with a left hand to the head - Lorenzo’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:47; after the fight, Gilberto said, "It was very important for me to win, and to do it spectacularly on the eve of Pacqauiao-Bradley. We studied tapes of our opponent and decided to beat him strictly with a body attack."...
On 2-1-14 in Laredo, TX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Don Mouton (12-7-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Energy Arena, and Gilberto quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with a series of punches - the first sent Mouton through the ropes onto a ringside table, the second sent him sliding across the canvas - and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:31…
 
2013 - on 8-24-13 in Glendale, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Derrick Findley (20-10-1): the bout headlined at the Civic Auditorium; Findley gave a determined effort, but Gilberto dominated the fight; he consistently outboxed and outworked Findley, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 100-90 on all three scorecards…
On 4-20-13 in Mexico City, MX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Juan de Angel (9-2-1 ): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features with the Victor Terrazas-Cristian Mijares main event; Gilberto...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Gilberto said – partially in English and partially through an interpreter – "I was born and raised in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. I have one brother and one sister. My father is a truck driver for Coca-Cola. I'm the only boxer in my family.
"I started boxing when I was 12 years old. I used to fight a lot in the streets. The neighborhood where I used to live was like a ghetto, a very dangerous neighborhood. My parents took me to play baseball and basketball, but I didn't like it. I really liked boxing, so that's what I did.
"I had 46 amateur fights – 40 wins and six losses.
"My family had difficult times, so I started working in construction when I was 12 to help support my them. I finished junior high school and started my first year of high school, but I decided to just work after that and quit school.
"I use both of my hands – I throw a baseball and bat lefthanded, but I write with my right hand. When I play soccer, I kick with both feet -- left and right. I think I'm ambidextrous.
"I have a son who's one year and seven months old. His name is Braulio Gilberto Ramirez."...
Trainer Hector Zapari said, "When Gilberto started boxing, he felt more comfortable as a southpaw and since then, we just taught him like that. Sometimes he wouldn't come to the gym every day and we would get mad at him, but one day he told us that it was because he didn't have money to take the bus. He used the money he would make to help pay his family's bills."...
Gilberto was reportedly a three-time Mexican national amateur champion – in the junior division in 2007 and 2008, and in the senior division in 2009 [results not currently available]…
 
STRENGTHS: A lefthander with good skills and movement…has good punching power…is big and physically strong…has been the full 10-round distance four...
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Biography

“Zurdo” (Lefty)  

  • Twitter: @RamireZurdo 
  • Ranked WBC #2, WBO #3, IBF #4, WBA #5 at 168 pounds…
  • NABF super middleweight champion…
  • NABO super middleweight champion…
  • Former WBC Youth middleweight champion, seven successful defenses…

At the age of 23, Gilberto is a four-year pro. A sensational young contender at 168 pounds, he has stayed active in the ring and made good progress.

He stepped up in class of opposition in recent fights and gave impressive performances.

Gilberto is coming off his career-best win in his last fight on April 11, a fifth-round TKO against former world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: Ramirez looks like an outstanding prospect. The Mexican southpaw has a lot of charisma, shows good power and has a fan-friendly style. He could be going places.

Headlining ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" on the eve of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch, there were a lot of folks on hand to watch him do his thing and he did it very well, taking out the very experienced Lorenzo in fine fashion.

Lorenzo…represented the best opponent Ramirez has faced. Ramirez had no trouble with the former title challenger. Ramirez was super aggressive and displayed a very impressive body attack. He went after the body from the opening round and never let up. Credit Lorenzo for taking as many digging body blows as he did. This could have been over much sooner had Lorenzo not shown a big heart.

In the third round, Ramirez hammered his body, eventually dropping him to a knee. A lot of fighters would have stayed down, but Lorenzo carried on. He went down again from a body shot in the fifth round and moments later was down again from a left hand to the head. Lorenzo was in bad shape and his corner did the right thing by throwing in the towel, prompting [the] referee to stop the fight at 2 minutes, 4 seconds. [End Rafael item]

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 – WON VACANT NABF, NABO SM TITLES - in his last fight on 4-11-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (5th round) against former two-time world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo (33-6): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Mandalay Bay, and Gilberto dominated the fight; he pressed forward, wore down Lorenzo with a series of body punches, then scored a knockdown with a left hand to the body in the 3rd round; he scored two more knockdowns in the 5th, the first with a right hook to the body, the second with a left hand to the head - Lorenzo’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:47; after the fight, Gilberto said, "It was very important for me to win, and to do it spectacularly on the eve of Pacqauiao-Bradley. We studied tapes of our opponent and decided to beat him strictly with a body attack."...

On 2-1-14 in Laredo, TX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Don Mouton (12-7-1): the scheduled 10-rounder headlined at Energy Arena, and Gilberto quickly overpowered him; he scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, both with a series of punches - the first sent Mouton through the ropes onto a ringside table, the second sent him sliding across the canvas - and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:31…

 

2013 - on 8-24-13 in Glendale, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Derrick Findley (20-10-1): the bout headlined at the Civic Auditorium; Findley gave a determined effort, but Gilberto dominated the fight; he consistently outboxed and outworked Findley, landed the harder punches, and won by shutout scores of 100-90 on all three scorecards…

On 4-20-13 in Mexico City, MX, he won by TKO (3rd round) against Juan de Angel (9-2-1 ): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features with the Victor Terrazas-Cristian Mijares main event; Gilberto scored a knockdown with a body punch in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:06...

 

2012 – 7TH WBC YOUTH M TITLE DEFENSE - on 11-17-12 in Cuautlancingo,, MX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Marcus Upshaw (14-7-2): the bout headlined at El Teatro del Pueblo; Gilberto was cut over his right eye, but scored a knockdown in the 5th round and dominated most of the fight; scored 99-90, 99-90, 98-92...

6TH WBC YOUTH M TITLE DEFENSE - on 8-25-12 in Tulum, MX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Richard Gutierrez (26-9-1): the bout was one of the co-features at the Domo Deportivo; Gilberto dominated the fight and won by shutout scores of 100-90 on all three scorecards...

5TH WBC YOUTH M TITLE DEFENSE - on 6-16-12 in Playa Del Carmen, MX, he won by TKO (8th round, 2:20) against Isaac Mendez (13-6): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features at Playa Mamita’s…

4TH WBC YOUTH M TITLE DEFENSE - on 4-14-12 in Arandas, MX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Jaime Barboza (17-6): the bout was one of the co-features at Auditorio Municipal; scored 100-90, 100-91, 97-93...

 

2011 – 3RD WBC YOUTH M TITLE DEFENSE - on 11-26-11 in Mexico City he won by TKO (4th round) against Samuel Miller (24-4): the scheduled 10-rounder was one of the co-features with the Saul Alvarez-Kermit Cinton main event; Miller scored a knockdown in the 1st round, but Gilberto came back, rallied, and stopped him in the 4th round...

2ND WBC YOUTH M TITLE DEFENSE - on 9-24-11 in Mexico City he won by TKO (5th round) against Amilcar Funes (22-10)...

1ST WBC YOUTH M TITLE DEFENSE - on 7-16-11 in Mazatlan, MX, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Oney Valdez (22-10-1): Gilberto scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:42...

On 5-13-11 in Mazatlan he won by TKO (7th round, 2:13) against Francisco Villanueva (11-24-2)...

On 2-18-11 in Mazatlan he won by TKO (8th round, 2:20) against Antonio Arras (21-9)...

 

2010 – WON VACANT WBC YOUTH M TITLE - on 12-17-10 in Mazatlan he won by TKO (6th round) against previously undefeated Rogelio Medina (23-0): Gilberto scored a knockdown in the 6th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:14...

On 10-29-10 in Mazatlan he won by knockout (2nd round) against Cristian Solano (26-16-3): Gilberto scored a knockdown in the second round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:28...

On 8-28-10 in Mazatlan he won by TKO (2nd round, 1:32) against Gilberto Flores (15-5)...

On 7-30-10 in Mazatlan he won by knockout (2nd round, 1:35) against Guillermo Romero (9-3)...

On 6-26-10 in Mazatlan he won by TKO (2nd round, 1:54) against Jorge Barrera (20-9-1)...

On 4-30-10 in Mazatlan he won by knockout (2nd round, 0:30) against Jesus Ayala (1-1)...

On 3-26-10 in Mazatlan he won by knockout (3rd round) against Hector Verduzco (3-0): Gilberto scored a knockdown with a body punch in the 3rd round, and Verduzco was counted out at 0:24...

On 2-26-10 in Mazatlan he won by knockout (1st round, 2:04) against Luis Padilla (0-2)...

On 1-30-09 in Puebla, MX, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Adolfo Pimentel (debut)...

 

2009 – on 12-12-09 in Mazatlan he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Luis Castro (0-1)...

On 11-21-09 in Nuevo Laredo, MX, he won by TKO (1st round, 2:36) against Antonio Villanueva (4-6)...

On 10-22-09 in Mazatlan he won by knockout (2nd round) against Eliu Duenas (4-10-1): Gilberto scored three knockdowns in the 2nd round, and Duenas was counted out at 2:40...

On 9-4-09 in Culiacan, MX, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Blas Camacho (1-0)...

On 8-29-09 in Mexicali, MX, he won by TKO (1st round, 1:52) against Joel Ramos (debut)...

He debuted at the age of 18 on 8-21-09 in Mazatlan and won by knockout (1st round, 0:41) against Jesseth Magallanes (debut)...

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Gilberto said – partially in English and partially through an interpreter – "I was born and raised in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. I have one brother and one sister. My father is a truck driver for Coca-Cola. I'm the only boxer in my family.

"I started boxing when I was 12 years old. I used to fight a lot in the streets. The neighborhood where I used to live was like a ghetto, a very dangerous neighborhood. My parents took me to play baseball and basketball, but I didn't like it. I really liked boxing, so that's what I did.

"I had 46 amateur fights – 40 wins and six losses.

"My family had difficult times, so I started working in construction when I was 12 to help support my them. I finished junior high school and started my first year of high school, but I decided to just work after that and quit school.

"I use both of my hands – I throw a baseball and bat lefthanded, but I write with my right hand. When I play soccer, I kick with both feet -- left and right. I think I'm ambidextrous.

"I have a son who's one year and seven months old. His name is Braulio Gilberto Ramirez."...

Trainer Hector Zapari said, "When Gilberto started boxing, he felt more comfortable as a southpaw and since then, we just taught him like that. Sometimes he wouldn't come to the gym every day and we would get mad at him, but one day he told us that it was because he didn't have money to take the bus. He used the money he would make to help pay his family's bills."...

Gilberto was reportedly a three-time Mexican national amateur champion – in the junior division in 2007 and 2008, and in the senior division in 2009 [results not currently available]…

 

STRENGTHS: A lefthander with good skills and movement…has good punching power…is big and physically strong…has been the full 10-round distance four times…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 28 fights…118 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 4.2 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 78 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 10 rounds – 4 (4-0)…8 rounds – 2 (2-0)…