Belts on The Line
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Who won Ramirez vs Gonzalez?
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez beat Yunieski Gonzalez by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 18th December 2021 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was an eliminator for the vacant WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Marlen Esparza was victorious over Anabel Ortiz, Lamont Roach beat Rene Alvarado and Seniesa Estrada defeated Maria Micheo Santizo.
Ramirez vs Gonzalez stats
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 42 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Yunieski Gonzalez made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gonzalez had advantage in power over Ramirez, with a 81% knock out percentage over Ramirez's 67%.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Ramirez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gonzalez.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Yunieski Gonzalez was an orthodox fighter.
Ramirez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 149 more professional rounds, 255 to Gonzalez's 106.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 2 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Yunieski Gonzalez was ranked number 5 by the WBA in the 175lb division.
Ramirez vs Gonzalez form
Ramirez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Alfonso Lopez on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tommy Karpency on 12th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had defeated Jesse Hart on 14th December 2018 by majority decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at American Bank Center, Texas.
He had won against Roamer Alexis Angulo on 30th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.
Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Gonzalez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time did Ramirez vs Gonzalez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at AT&T Center, San Antonio, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ramirez vs Gonzalez?
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez was a 1/20 (-1999) favourite going into the contest, while Yunieski Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.