Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez badly missed weight for his scheduled combat with Gabriel Rosado, resulting in the cancellation of their gentle heavyweight bout in Lengthy Seashore.
Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) was scheduled to return from the primary defeat of his skilled profession because the headliner Saturday night time on the Pyramid in Lengthy Seashore. As an alternative, Ramirez missed weight so badly that he did not even try to get on the dimensions on the official weigh-in to see if he might make the 175-pound restrict.
“No excuses,” Ramirez wrote in a put up on his Instagram account. “I had by no means missed weight in my 45 professional fights. That is the primary and final time. I’ve all the time prided myself on being knowledgeable, however at this time was not my most interesting second.”
Ramirez misplaced to Dmitry Bivol by unanimous determination in Abu Dhabi final November in a bout for the WBA gentle heavyweight title. He reigned because the WBO’s tremendous middleweight champion from 2016 to early 2019, when he relinquished the belt to maneuver as much as 175 kilos.
The 31-year-old Ramirez, a Mexican fighter who trains in Los Angeles, was a heavy favourite in opposition to Rosado, a tricky veteran from Philadelphia transferring as much as gentle heavyweight for the primary time. Ramirez and Rosado are pals and former sparring companions.
The Golden Boy combat card in Lengthy Seashore will proceed with former tremendous featherweight world champion Joseph Diaz Jr. taking over Mercito Gesta at tremendous light-weight in the primary occasion.