Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
28-2-0
45-1-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant IBF World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

39
Age
32
6' 1" / 186 cm
Height
6' 2" / 189 cm
74.8" / 190 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

UD 12TKO 3MD 12TKO 3UD 12
Form
UD 10UD 12KO 4TKO 10KO 4
28
Wins
45
20
By KO
30
71
KO%
67
2
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009
167
Pro rounds
277

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

1
The Ring
-
-
WBA
2
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
3
3
IBF
-

Mairis Briedis vs Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez preview


When is Briedis vs Ramirez?

Mairis Briedis could take on Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez in Summer 2024 in the United States.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

The contest would be for the vacant IBF cruiserweight championship of the world.

Briedis vs Ramirez stats

Mairis Briedis would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez would make his way to the ring with a record of 45 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Briedis would have a slight advantage in power over Ramirez, with a 71% knock out percentage over Ramirez's 67%.

Mairis Briedis is the older man by 7 years, at 39 years old.

Ramirez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Briedis. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.

Mairis Briedis fights out of the orthodox stance, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez is a southpaw.

Briedis is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 16 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 month later than Ramirez, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 110 less professional rounds, 167 to Ramirez's 277.

Mairis Briedis goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the IBF and 1 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA and 3 by the WBO in the 200lb division.

Briedis vs Ramirez form

Briedis has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Jai Opetaia on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia.

Previous to that, he had beat Artur Mann on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

Going into that contest, he had won against Yuniel Dorticos on 26th September 2020 by majority decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, Munich, Germany.

Before that, he had beat Krzysztof Glowacki on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

He had defeated Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.

Ramirez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Joe Smith Jr on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dmitry Bivol on 5th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had won against Dominic Boesel on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Yunieski Gonzalez on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight eliminator fight at AT&T Center, San Antonio.

He had beat Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has been fighting more than Mairis Briedis.

Mairis Briedis last fought 2 years and 4 days ago, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez's last outing was 8 months and 29 days ago.

Briedis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

Ramirez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Briedis vs Ramirez?

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