Mexico's WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (38-0, 25 KO's) steps back into the ring in Corpus Christi, Texas to defend his world title against number one contender Jesse Hart (25-1, 21 KO's).
This will be an anticipated rematch for Hart, who fought Ramirez in 2017 to a close fight, and even had Ramirez on the brink of defeat in the second round, but the champion held his ground and went on to win by a close unanimous decision.
Now, after two consecutive wins by Ramirez and three wins by Hart since that fight, the once beaten Hart and the undefeated Ramirez will do the rematch in front of a frenzy of Mexican fans in the city by the sea, Corpus Christi.
This will be Ramirez' fifth defense of his super middleweight title, and if he defeats Hart, he has plans on unifying the titles against IBF champion Jose Uzcategui, WBA champion Callum Smith, and possibly against the winner of the Canelo v Rocky Fielding fight on December 15 of this year. Although Canelo has already mentioned that he will probably move back to 160 after this fight. A fight Canelo is just doing to avoid a third fight with GGG.
The fight takes place on December 14, 2018 in Corpus Chisti, Texas at the American Bank Center at 10 p.m ET on ESPN+ in the United States. The undercard will be streaming live on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Also scheduled on the undercard is a large line-up of fights, including a boxer from Dallas, Texas name Oscar Mojica (11-5, 1 KO).
Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Manuel Lopez, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Edward Kakembo, 6 rounds, lightweights
Joshua Greer vs. Daniel Lozano, 10 rounds, bantamweights
Mikaela Mayer vs. Calixta Salgado, 8 rounds, female junior lightweights
Jamel Herring vs. Adeilson Dos Santos, 8 rounds, junior lightweights
Ruben Vega vs. Oscar Mojica, Dallas, Texas, 6 rounds, junior bantamweights
Jesus Arechiga vs. David Martino, 6 rounds, junior featherweights
Roberto Duran Jr. vs. Leonardo Pena, 4 rounds, welterweights