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Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr preview
When is Ramirez vs Chavez Jr?
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez could take on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Ramirez vs Chavez Jr stats
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez would step into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr would make his way to the ring with a record of 51 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 33 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ramirez would have a slight advantage in power over Chavez Jr, with a 68% knock out percentage over Chavez Jr's 65%.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez is the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Ramirez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Chavez Jr. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez fights out of the southpaw stance, while Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is an orthodox fighter.
Ramirez is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 10 months later than Chavez Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He has fought 43 less professional rounds, 267 to Chavez Jr's 310.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 13 by the WBO and 4 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Ramirez vs Chavez Jr form
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Dominic Boesel on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had beat Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.
He had defeated Alfonso Lopez on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas.
Chavez Jr has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against David Zegarra on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palenque de la Feria Ganadera, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anderson Silva on 19th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Estadio Jalisco, Jalisco.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jeyson Minda on 27th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Parque Revolucion, Sinaloa.
Before that, he had lost to Mario Abel Cazares on 25th September 2020 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Grand Hotel, Baja California.
He had been beaten by Daniel Jacobs on 20th December 2019 by technical decision in the 5th round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has been fighting more than Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez last fought 4 months and 27 days ago, while Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's last outing was 1 year, 3 months and 14 days ago.
Ramirez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
Chavez Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
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