Gilberto Ramirez Losing Weight: “This Is The First And Last Time”
Via Adam Baskin: Gilberto Ramirez said it was “the first and last time” he lost weight after becoming overweight at 182.6 lbs for his 175 lb bout with Gabe Rosado was scheduled for the main event on DAZN this Saturday night at Walter’s Pyramid in Long Beach, California.
Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) lost one way to Dmitry Bivol late last year, saying he was “cut until the last moment.”
Fans want to know why Ramirez waited until this week to start losing weight. Some fans believe that Ramirez knew he would be severely overweight but hoped that Rosado would agree to a deal for a certain amount of money to continue fighting.
If that’s Ramirez’s plan, then he’s picked the wrong person to try to strike a deal. According to Celebrity, Rosado’s net worth is $10 millionbecause he has been involved in many lucrative matches against big names during his 17-year professional career.
You have to wonder if Ramirez’s recent loss to WBA lightweight champion Dmitry Bivol last November affect his psychekept him from training as hard as he needed to get down to 175.
The loss was so one-sided that you can imagine Ramirez losing his desire to return to the salt mines to start training as hard as the other boxers. Is Ramirez still haunted by the loss to Bivol?
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With Ramirez having to rehydrate more than 200 pounds for his final bouts, he should have gone back to work earlier to lose weight. If Ramirez continues to compete in a weight category much lower than his frame size of 175, he will need to work hard to stay in this weight class.
Some fans believe that Ramirez is avoiding switching to cruiser class because his life will be difficult in that weight class because anyone can punch, and he will no longer have the size advantage that he has. obtained while fighting in the 168 and 175 lb weight classes. .
If Ramirez felt he couldn’t win against fighters of his caliber, he would refuse to be promoted to cruiser class and try to stay at 175 until the bitter end.
The problem with Ramirez keeping his weight artificially below the right level for his body frame is that he will be weak and likely to continue to be overweight for his matches. DAZN likely won’t continue to let Ramirez hit in the main events if he is consistently underweight and withdrawn.