Boxing: Gilberto Ramirez vs Alexis Angulo Preview


The last day of June ticks on a dynamite duel for Super Middleweight supremacy. As WBO Champ Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez meets Colombian assassin Roamer Alexis Angulo in a scintillating shootout. Live from Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City Saturday night. A match loaded with deadly firepower. Let’s preview the action ahead.

Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) appears arguably the top gun at 168 pounds. Cagey plus quite active throwing nifty combinations. And especially refined leads, mixing even doubling or tripling up stinging jabs with slicing uppercuts. Straight lefts and just about anything else. Clubbing power coupled with withering body work. Such traits integrate and create a first rate prize fighter. A tenacious titan trouncing the fieldso far.

Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs) arrives in the heartland with heavy hands that carry a few lingering questions. Sporting a killer type of record yet missing world class opposition. Still the South American sniper showing sound skills in the squared circle. A smart judge of distance advanced by educated footwork. Various feints used to draw opponents into his lethal line of fire. Then blasting the ruinous right like a rocket and blowing them to bits.

Zurdo enters bearing numerous physical advantages. As well as elite level experience, a key intangible quality. The sturdy southpaw from Sinaloa, Mexico only hitting his prime years now at 27 years of age. A seven year edge on his righty rival. Many differences abound here but a striking similarity – both looking better than ever.

The champion’s full sized frame also becomes an expansive target. Can the challenger find his mark? In addition, Ramirez lacks world class speed. Will Angulo beat him to the punch? What’s more, Zurdo has demonstrated extraordinary durability under duress. Does Angulo have a comparable championship heart?

This card’s co-feature pits Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (27-0, 17 KOs) opposite Leonardo “Lenny Zappa” Zappavigna (37-3, 27 KOs) in a 10 round Super Lightweight contest.