Fans can expect plenty of fireworks, given the pedigree at play here. Ramírez has a record of 44-1 with 30 knockouts, as his sole loss came at the hands of WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.
Meanwhile, Rosado boasts an equally impressive record of 26-16-1 with 15 knockouts. Leading up to the fight, Ramírez is hungrier than ever to get back to winning ways following that blip against Bivol.
“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. Just like everyone else, I have goals, dreams and aspirations to be on top, and I feel more motivated today than ever. We may get knocked off our path, but my quest for greatness will never stop. I appreciate all the love from my fans and supporters, and I promise to be back with [a] vengeance,” Ramírez said.
Rosado, on the other hand, has defeated a large number of high-calibre opponents, including the highly-rated Bektemir Melikuziev, as he brushed him aside in three rounds. Now he is set to face Ramirez, but this time at a higher weight class. And yet, that has only gone on to increase his hunger.
In his comments, he stated: “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. This is the kind of fight Gabriel Rosado shows up for! I will not let myself or the fans down.”
Inside View Of The Fight From Freddie Roach