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Gilberto Ramirez Ready To Make The Leap

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 14 Nov 2014

Ramirez ready to make the leap

Super middleweight prospect has huge plans after Saturday's test against Zuniga

November 14, 2014By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Most would acknowledge that former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez is the No. 1 active Mexican boxing star. He sells tickets, pay-per-views and recently signed an exclusive contract with HBO, a year after his Showtime PPV fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. generated more money than any fight in boxing history.

But who else is in the pipeline of potential Mexican boxing stars? Who else could perhaps approach Alvarez's popularity someday?

Meet super middleweight Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs), a 23-year-old southpaw with power, charisma and an ever-improving resume. Ramirez, who began boxing at age 12 and went 40-6 as an amateur, has a lot of boxing people excited about his potential...

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