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Zurdo Ramirez Issues Challenge To Ilunga Makabu

Unbeaten light-heavyweight Gilberto Ramirez has issued a challenge to WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.

Ramirez (43-0, 29 KOS) appears to have grown tired and frustrated at waiting for a world title opportunity and now wants to move up to the 200lbs weight division.

Last time out ‘Zurdo’ won a WBA light-heavyweight title eliminator beating
Cuba’s Yunieski Gonzalez by 10th round stoppage. The WBA champion Dmitry Bivol now faces Ramirez’ fellow Mexican Canelo Alvarez on May 7 in Las Vegas.

“I’m always ready to take on anyone,” Ramirez said.

“I was hoping to make the Bivol fight, but he took another route. It’s definitely disappointing but I’m glad he was rewarded with Canelo. He’s a good guy and definitely has a chance to change his life forever.

“Now moving forward, as always, I’m open to fight anyone from light heavyweight to heavyweight, and why not start with cruiserweight? Golden Boy did mention Makabu to me and if he has the balls to face me, I will snatch that WBC title from him with ease. Despite the weight difference, I would out-skill, out-speed, and out-fight him in every aspect.”