Oct 07 2023
Saturday

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States

12 round contest @ Catchweight (193 lb)
44-1-0
UD 10

Score cards

  • 99-91
  • 99-91
  • 99-91
UD 10
28-4-0

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The tape

32
Age
34
6' 2" / 189 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOTKOKOTKO
Form
TKOKOMDTKOSD
44
Wins
28
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
1
Loses
4
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

4
The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
5
WBO
14
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IBF
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Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez vs Joe Smith Jr report


Who won Zurdo Ramirez vs Smith Jr?

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez beat Joe Smith Jr by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 7th October 2023 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 99-91, 99-91 in favor of winner Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds at a catchweight of 193 lb (13.8 stone or 87.5 KG).

The undercard featured the clash of Melikuziev vs Fox.

Zurdo Ramirez vs Smith Jr stats

Back in October 2023, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Joe Smith Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Ramirez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith Jr. Despite this, Smith Jr had 1-inch reach advantage.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez fought out of the southpaw stance, while Joe Smith Jr was an orthodox fighter.

Ramirez was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 months earlier than Smith Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 121 more professional rounds, 277 to Smith Jr's 156.

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBO at cruiserweight.

Joe Smith Jr was ranked number 14 by the WBO in the 200lb division.

Zurdo Ramirez vs Smith Jr form

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had 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 won against Dominic Boesel on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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 defeated Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.

He had won against Alfonso Lopez on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas.

Smith Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Artur Beterbiev on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Steve Geffrard on 15th January 2022 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Going into that contest, he had beat Maksim Vlasov on 10th April 2021 by majority decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.

Before that, he had won against Eleider Alvarez on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

He had beat Jesse Hart on 11th January 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez had been fighting more than Joe Smith Jr.

Going to this contest, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez had last fought 11 months and 2 days ago, while Joe Smith Jr's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 19 days ago.

Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.

Smith Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time did Zurdo Ramirez vs Smith Jr start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Zurdo Ramirez vs Smith Jr?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Zurdo Ramirez vs Smith Jr?

Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Joe Smith Jr made his way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.

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Joe Smith Jr - Decision 7.69%

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