Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez vs Joe Smith Jr. Final Press Conference

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (44-1, 30 KO) and Joe Smith Jr. (28-4, 22 KO) held their final press conference ahead of their upcoming cruiserweight matchup this Saturday, October 8, 2023, which was recently elevated to the final WBA Cruiserweight Eliminator.

Ramirez last fought against Dmitry Bivol in November 2022, with the champion emerging victorious, while Smith Jr. last challenged Artur Beterbiev in June 2022, losing his WBO strap.

Both men are former champions, with Ramirez previously holding the WBO Super Middleweight belt from 2016 to 2018, while Smith Jr. earned the WBO Light Heavyweight belt in 2021. The victor of the bout will be in line to challenge Arsen Goulamirian (27 – 0, 18 KO) for the cruiserweight championship.

KEY QUOTES

“This weekend, I’m looking to make another statement, and come out with my hands raised.”

“It will be an exciting fight for everyone!”

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