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“Zurdo” Going for 44-0 Brings “Money” Back Saturday!

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By Ken Hissner: Former WBO Super Middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is looking to increase his record to 44-0 on Saturday LIVE on DAZN.

It will be his fifth bout since his fifth and last defense in December of 2018, defeating Philadelphia’s Jesse “Hard Work” Hart in a rematch.

Ramirez is fighting IBO World Light Heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel, 32-2 (12), of Germany, at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, Canada.

In the meantime, Saturday, the little-publicized exhibition that former five-division world champion 45-year-old Floyd “Money” Mayweather is having on a helipad in Dubai against a former sparring partner, 42-year-old “Dangerous” Don Moore, 18-0-1 (12) who hasn’t fought since 2016 will be on a live stream.

Mayweather has made more money than any other boxer in history. Does the fight Ramirez is having bringing him back concerned about protecting his 50-0* record? Ending a brilliant career with what should have been ruled an exhibition with UFC fighter Conor McGregor tarnished his ending “win”! He carried his opponent, only averaging three punches landed a round for nine rounds.

Then unloaded on McGregor, who never had a pro boxing match stopping him in the tenth round. Mayweather even went to Japan, stopping kickboxer Tnshin Nasukawa after that in another exhibition.

The Nevada boxing commissioner should never have permitted the McGregor fight to be an official match but an exhibition.

It’s been listed as Mayweather’s third exhibition since retiring from boxing. His third was against YouTuber Logan Paul. I once predicted that Mayweather would come back in an official fight though not needing the money, but in fear, that someone would top his 50-0* record.

Moore feels he has the confidence to beat Mayweather though the latter’s unbeaten record is not on the line. Ramirez has shown no interest in fighting for the light heavyweight title that WBA World Light heavyweight champion Dmitrii Bivol, 20-0 (11), of Russia, defeated undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last weekend.

This would allow Ramirez to pick and choose his opponents without fighting one of the champions in order to go after Mayweather’s record.

WBC and IBF World light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, 17-0 (17), of Russia, living in Canada, meets WBO World light heavyweight champion Joe Smith, Jr. 28-3 (22), on June 18th at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York to unify three of the titles.

I once did an article “Sugar” Ray Leonard stopped Floyd Mayweather! The only thing was it was the father, not Jr., in September of 1978.

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