Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, USA
Bouts 1 - Updated Wed, Oct 11 2023
Golden Boy Promotions has officially announced a 12-round cruiserweight showdown between Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez and Joe Smith Jr, scheduled for October 7th and set to be streamed live on DAZN. This eagerly anticipated bout is slated to take place at The Chelsea within The Cosmopolitan in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, with ticket details expected to be released soon. Gilberto Ramirez, with a professional record of 44 wins and 1 loss, last entered the ring in November 2022, where he suffered a clear defeat at the hands of light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. In a bold move, Ramirez will be moving up in weight class, aiming for a more impressive performance in the cruiserweight division. On the other side of the ring, Joe Smith Jr., known for being a blue-collar fighter with 28 wins and 4 losses to his name, has been absent from the fight scene for over a year. His last outing saw him face Artur Beterbiev in a light heavyweight unification bout, which ended in a tough loss. In a bid to turn the tides, Smith Jr. too will venture into the cruiserweight ranks, seeking a fresh start and better fortunes. With both these accomplished former champions coming off setbacks in their careers, this upcoming contest carries high stakes. They are determined to use this opportunity as a springboard back into the world title picture, making this clash a must-watch for boxing enthusiasts worldwide.