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Gilberto Ramirez On Alvarado - Rios Iii Card

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Gilberto Ramirez on Alvarado-Rios III card

December, 18, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Rising super middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez, who has been so impressive in recent fights, will make his HBO debut on Jan. 24.

Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com that Ramirez will face Maxim Vlasov in a scheduled 10-round fight. The bout will be the co-feature on the card healdlined by the rubber match between welterweights Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) and Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, Alvarado’s hometown.

Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs), a 23-year-old southpaw puncher from Mexico, has scored impressive knockouts in a row against solid opponents and is coming off an eighth-round stoppage of veteran former title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga on Nov. 15.

Vlasov (30-1, 15 KOs), 28, of Russia has won 11 fights in a row since dropping a 10-round decision to Isaac Chilemba in February 2011...