Ramirez vs Bösel – DAZN – May 14 – 9 pm ET
Former world champion and light heavyweight Mexican boxing star Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlán, Mexico, will face former WBA Interim Light Heavyweight World Champion Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany on Saturday, May 14. The 12-round fight will pit the WBA #1 ranked, Boesel against the #2 WBA ranked Ramirez in a winner takes all event that will propel the winner to the door of a world championship fight. The co-main event will feature one of the most exciting Mexican boxers in the lightweight division, the undefeated William “El Camaron” Zepeda (25-0, 23 KOs), defending his WBA Continental Americas Lightweight Title against the resilient, former world champion, Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (32-11, 21 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a 10-round lightweight fight. The event will take place at Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA, and will stream live exclusively on DAZN.
“I’m excited to be fighting back in California,” said Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez. “May 14 is not too far away, and I feel great about how everything is going. I know Dominic is the best light heavyweight from Germany, and he’ll bring his best. This is a good step towards my overall goal, and I’m glad I’ll be able to put on a great show come fight night.”
“I’m looking forward to going to California for a great fight against a tough opponent in ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez,” said Dominic Boesel. “I’m sure this fight will please the boxing fans worldwide watching live on DAZN.”
After spectacular back-to-back knockout victories over Cuba’s Sullivan Barrera in July 2021 and Yunieski “El Monstro” Gonzalez in December 2021, Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is knocking on the door of a world championship title shot when he faces #1 WBA ranked Dominic Boesel. ‘Zurdo’ is committed to continuing his winning and knockout streaks as he proves that he is an elite, feared fighter in the light heavyweight division. Having previously held the WBO Super Middleweight World Championship, ‘Zurdo’ is ready to conquer another weight class on his road to glory.
Ranked #1 by the WBA and #5 by the WBC in the light heavyweight division, Dominic Boesel formerly held the WBA Interim Heavyweight World Championship in 2020 and currently holds the IBO World Light Heavyweight Title. The German fighter is set to make his U.S. debut on May 14 and is determined to make a good showing for the passionate SoCal boxing fans. Defeating ‘Zurdo’ will cement his standing in the world rankings, putting him closer to another world title shot. Having faced previous undefeated fighters like Sami Enborn and Tony Averlant and winning multiple regional titles like the WBA Continental Light Heavyweight Title and WBO Continental Light Heavyweight Title, Boesel is ready to prove he is the best at 175lbs.
WILLIAM ZEPEDA VS. RENE ALVARADO SET AS CO-MAIN EVENT FOR ZURDO VS. BOESEL ON SATURDAY, MAY 14
The DAZN live stream of Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez vs. Dominic Boesel on Saturday, May 14 will feature lightweight sensation William “El Camaron” Zepeda (25-0, 23 KOs) defending his WBA Continental Americas Lightweight Title against the resilient, former world champion, Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (32-11, 21 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua in a 10-round lightweight co-main event. Diego De La Hoya (22-1, 10 KOs) of Mexicali, MX will also make his grand return to the ring in a 10-round featherweight fight against Jose Gonzalez (23-9-1, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, MX. Also, part of the live stream, John “Scrappy” Ramirez (9-0, 7 KOs) of Los Angeles, CA, will fight for a regional title for the first time in his career. Ramirez will take on Carlos Sardinez (16-5, 2 KOs) of San Juan, ARG, in an 8-round fight for the vacant NABA Super Flyweight title. In the main event of the night, Mexican light heavyweight star Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (43-0, 29 KOs) of Mazatlan, MX, will be taking on former interim world champion Dominic Boesel (32-2, 12 KOs) of Freyburg, Germany in a 12-round light heavyweight fight for the WBA Light Heavyweight Final Title Eliminator. The event will take place at Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA, and will stream live exclusively on DAZN starting at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
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“Zepeda vs. Alvarado will be the fight of the night,” said William Zepeda. “We both have come-forward styles that the fans will enjoy. There will be non-stop action and I can’t wait to show the fans a great night of boxing.”
“I want to thank Golden Boy for this opportunity,” said Rene Alvarado. “Zepeda is a strong fighter. A victory over him will invigorate my career. Those that know me and know my style, know that I am the type of fighter that brings it, and May 14 will not be the exception. I guarantee all the boxing fans that this will be the best fight of the night.”
“I am anxious and excited to get back in the ring and I look forward to bigger and better opportunities after this fight,” said Diego De La Hoya. “It’s been a while since my last fight, but you’ll see a motivated and determined DDLH come May 14.”
“From the first day I walked into Wildcard Boing Club, I envisioned this moment” said John Ramirez. “I want to thank Golden Boy, Zurdo Promotions, and the 3 Point Management for the opportunity to fight on this card, especially for the opportunity to fight for a regional title. On May 14th the ‘Inner City Legend’ will take over the super flyweight division.”
Tickets for Zurdo vs Boesel are on sale now and are priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25 not including applicable service charges. Tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, Toyota-arena.com, Goldenboypromotions.com or the Toyota Arena box office Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Zurdo vs. Boesel is a 12-round light heavyweight fight for the WBA Light Heavyweight Final Eliminator presented by Golden Boy in association with Zurdo Promotions and SES Boxing. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” and “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The fight will take place on Saturday, May 14, at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide.