Robeisy Ramirez faces Adan Gonzales on July 2 in Las Vegas
By Jeff Aronow: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez will be battling it out in a revenge match against featherweight Adan Gonzales on July 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ramirez vs. Gonzalez II is reporting to be taking place on July 2 at The Bubble at the MGM Grand, according to Tha Boxing Voice. The fight still hasn’t been announced, but it should be soon.
A lot of boxing fans were wondering when Top Rank, the promoters for Robeisy Ramirez, would schedule a rematch with Gonzales.
Robeisy is too vital of a fighter for him not to attempt to avenge his loss against the little known Gonzales. Ramirez-Gonzales 2 is a fight that should have taken place already, as Ramirez is seen as a future world champion.
With Stevenson expected to vacate his WBO 126-pound title, Robeisy is position to go after that title in a short amount of time. Robeisy needs a top 10 ranking.
Robeisy has a win over Shakur Stevenson
Ramirez beat Shakur Stevenson in the final of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Since turning professional ahead of Ramirez in 2017, Stevenson has already captured a world title in winning the WBO featherweight strap last October.
Stevenson’s opponent for the title-winning fight, Joet Gonzalez, is someone that Robeisy Ramirez would likely beat as well. Stevenson’s promoters at Top Rank have given him a big boost with the right match-making to capture a world title at this early stage of his career.
With Ramirez turning 27 this December, it’s important that Top Rank move him along as quickly as possible because he cannot afford to be brought along slowly the way some fighters are after they turn professional.
Like two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasiliy Lomachenko, Ramirez doesn’t need to waste a lot of time by facing lower-level opponents for six to eight years before he finally fights for a world title. As long as Ramirez fixes the mistakes he made in his loss to Gonzalez, he looks capable of winning a world title almost immediately if given the chance.
Ramirez-Gonzalez II on Herring vs. Oquendo undercard
Robeisy-Gonzalez will be staged on the undercard of WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring vs. Jonathan Oquendo. The trainer for Robeisy, Ismael Salas, broke the news of the Ramirez vs. Adan Gonzales fight to Tha Boxing Voice.
The 26-year-old Cuban talent Ramirez (3-1, 3 KOs) surprisingly lost to the little known 23-year-old Gonzalez (5-2-2, 2 KOs) in his first professional bout last August in Philadelphia.
Gonzalez put the sluggish-looking Ramirez down in round one with a nice shot and then outworked him the remainder of the fight to win a narrow four-round split decision victory. Although Ramirez came back, Gonzalez was able to get a close win due to his superior work rate.
Ramirez has looked impressive in his three fights since the loss to Gonzales, beating these three fighters:
- Yeuri Andujar – TKO 1 on June 9
- Rafeal Morales – KO 4 on February 21
- Fernando Ibarra De Anda – KO 6 on November 9, 2019
In Ramirez’s last fight against Yeuri Andujar on June 9, he blew him away in first-round knockout fighting on the Shakur Stevenson vs. Felix Caraballo undercard at the MGM Grand. Ramirez stole the show with that victory, but it wasn’t a good enough opponent for him to get full credit for the superb performance.
Adan Gonzalez outworked Robeisy Ramirez
There was nothing complicated about Adan Gonzales’s win over Robeisy Gonalez last August. Gonzalez came out of the blocks fast, dropping Robeisy with a nice left hook in round one.
From there, Gonzalez continued to unload with nonstop punches, which forced Robeisy to defend.
Instead of throwing a lot of shots back, Robeisy tried to win by landing occasional hard shots to impress the judges. That approach wasn’t going to work because Gonzalez never let up with his offensive attacks.
That style wouldn’t have worked for Gonzales against a fighter that fired back with the same amount of shots, but it was perfect for the guy he was facing in Robeisy.
Adan Gonzales plans on taking the fight to Ramirez in the rematch, and he’s not going to give him an easy win. It’ll be fun to see how Ramirez deals with the high-volume attacking style of the young 23-year-old Gonzalez.
If Ramirez doesn’t move or let his hands go with the same amount of shots, he could find himself outworked again. A second loss to Gonzalez could put Ramirez’s career in jeopardy, as if he can’t beat a lower-level fighter like this, then what’s the point in continuing?
There’s a lot of interest from boxing fans in seeing a rematch between Robeisy and Shakur Stevenson down the line for one of the world titles, but that can’t happen if the Cuban fighter doesn’t avenge his loss to Gonzales.
Some fans view Ramirez’s amateur fighting style as not being aggressive enough for him to win at the pro level. For those people, they see Ramirez as another example of a magnificent amateur fighter that couldn’t make the adjustments to the pro level.
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