Former WBO super-middleweight champion Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has signed a multi-fight deal with Golden Boy Promotions.

Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) was a promotional free agent after his contract with Top Rank expired last year. The unbeaten Mexican southpaw is currently the WBC’s No.1 contender at light-heavyweight.

“After several discussions, Golden Boy Promotions made the most sense and felt like the best partners for me,” said Ramirez. “They understood the goals and the agendas I have and I have full faith in Oscar [De La Hoya] and the team to make the big fights happen. I look forward to working with them closely and to this new chapter of my career.”

New promoter De La Hoya added: “We are delighted to have signed Gilberto Ramirez to a multi-fight deal, an undefeated former world champion from the land of warriors in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

“As we in the United States look towards re-opening to bigger and bigger audiences, we know that Ramirez will bring even more excitement to the stacked 175-pound division as he sets course for all the world champions.”