Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gabriel Rosado Fight Card, Odds & Predictions

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Gilberto Ramirez, right, of Mexico, connects with Maxim Bursak, of Ukraine, during a WBO world championship super middleweight bout.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Mar 14, 2023, 8:07 PM
  • Gilberto Ramirez is the heavy favorite at -2000.
  • Gabriel Rosado is the overwhelming underdog at +900.

This weekend, an entertaining light heavyweight match take place as WBO World Super Middleweight Champion and former WBA Light Heavyweight title challenger Gilberto Ramirez (44-1) and veteran Gabriel Rosado (26-16-1) headline the boxing event inside the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California.

The oddsmakers have put Ramirez as the whopping -2000 heavy favorite in boxing odds due to his impressive record of only losing once in 45 professional fights. Meanwhile, Rosado was is the overwhelming underdog at +900 in boxing betting lines as he had already lost 16 times during his career and suffered four TKO defeats.

Gilberto Ramirez Fight Result

Ramirez began his professional career in August 2009 when he knocked out Jeseth Magallanes in the opening round. From there, he went on a 26-fight winning streak, winning the WBC Youth Middleweight Title and defending it six times. In April 2014, the Mexican captured the vacant NABF and WBO NABO Super Middleweight Titles with his fifth-round TKO of Giovanni Lorenzo.

Like his WBC Youth Title, Ramirez was able to defend the two belts on four occasions, beating Junior Talipeau, Fulgencio Zuniga, Derek Edwards, and Gevorg Khatchikian. After these successful defenses, ’’Zurdo’’ finally got his first major title opportunity in April 2016 as he challenged Arthur Abraham for the WBO World Super Middleweight Title.

The boxer out of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, passed the test and defeated Abraham via a unanimous decision to become the new WBO World Super Middleweight Champion. Following this triumph, Ramirez fended off the challenges from Maksyum Bursak, Jesse Hart (twice), Habib Ahmed, and Roamar Angulo to retain his WBO belt.

In April 2019, the 31-year-old decided to move up in the light heavyweight division and scored victories over Tommy Karpency, Alfonso Lopez, Sullivan Barrera, Yunieski Gonzalez, and Dominic Bossel, thus winning the NABF Light Heavyweight Title, thus getting the title shot for Dmitry Bivol’s WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Title.

Unfortunately, Ramirez was easily defeated by Bivol in a masterful performance via unanimous decision in November 2022. Despite the loss, Ramirez intends to stay in the division and work his way back into another title shot with a string of victories, beginning with his fight with Rosado this Saturday.

Gabriel Rosado Recent Fight Result

Rosado started his boxing career fighting as a super welterweight in January 2006 and TKO’ed Phil Hicklin. He also added Michael Rayner, Anthony Abrams, Cecil Yost, and Mustafah Johnson. But after these five-fight successive wins, he already absorbed a loss to Chris Gray in his sixth bout in the professional ranks.

Following the 5-1 record, the ’’King’’ lost four in his next 16 fights. Since that stretch, Rosado captured the vacant Pennsylvania Athletic Commission State Super Welterweight Title in November 2011 by beating Keenan Collins on points. After this title triumph, he added three more wins to his record.

The Los Angeles resident scored TKO wins against Jesus Karass, Sechew Powell, and Charles Whittaker to win the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Title simultaneously. Unfortunately, Rosado dropped his next five fights, losing to Gennadiy Golovkin, J’Leon Love (overturned to a no-contest), Peter Quillin, Jermell Charlo, and David Lemieux.

After this skid, Rosado competed in seven more middleweight fights and amassed three wins, three losses, and one draw before formally moving up to the super middleweight division in December 2019, facing Humberto Ochoa, whom he defeated via unanimous decision. It was, however, Rosado’s one of two wins in the weight class as he went on to lose four.

His other victory came at the expense of Bektemir Melikuziev but then lost to Daniel Jacobs, Jaime Munguia, Shane Mosley Jr., and Ali Akhmedov. Another loss to his record is looming as he faces a young up-and-coming boxing star in Ramirez, who is out to prove that he’s a real threat in the light heavyweight division.

Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gabriel Rosado: Tale of the Tape

Gilberto RamirezGabriel Rosado
Age 3137
Height 6'2”6'0”
Reach 75.2 inches71.7 inches
Record 44-126-16-1
Stance Southpaw Orthodox
TKO/KO percentage68%58%

Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gabriel Rosado: Fight Analysis

Looking at the tale of the tape, one can tell that this upcoming match between Ramirez and Rosado is a mismatch. The age, height, reach, record, and TKO/KO percentage favor Ramirez as it paints a bright future ahead of him. Meanwhile, the numbers for Rosado lead to the exact opposite – a boxer riding the sunset of his tenured professional career.

The mere fact that this will be Rosado’s debut in the light heavyweight division spells a lot of trouble for him. Add the head-hunting combinations and power of Ramirez to the mix, it would be a lot tougher matchup for Rosado. The younger Mexican also possesses decent footwork perfect for setting-up fakes and feints.

Rosado’s only upper hand over Ramirez in this fight is his lightning-quick speed because he is the lighter fighter and is from a lower division, which he will still carry even at a heavier weight limit. He can use this to move around Ramirez, avoid his shots and sneak in a few counterpunches to score points.

However, regardless of this speed advantage of Rosado against Ramirez, the latter could quickly slow him down with stiff jabs, thus closing the distance and eventually firing his signature combinations to tally another victory in his record and get back on track in his quest of clinching another world title shot.

Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gabriel Rosado: Date and Start Time

March 18, 2023, 5:00 p.m. PST

March 18, 2023, 7:00 p.m. CST

March 18, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST

Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gabriel Rosado: Fight Prediction

Official Prediction: TKO/KO victory for Gilberto Ramirez.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.