04/22/2017 Gilberto Ramirez vs. Max Bursak

Date:  Saturday, April 22, 2017

WBO Super Middleweight Title Bout

Location: StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA

Promoter:   Top Rank / Bob Arum

Supervisor:   Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Tom Taylor

Judges:  Tom Carusone (120-106); Cesar Ramos (120-106); Fernando Villareal (120-106)

Results:  The WBO Super Middleweight Title was retained by the Champion Gilberto Ramirez by Unanimous Decision.

TV:  USA iNDEMAND, USA Dish Network, USA Direct TV

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo_Bursak Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank-

By Rocky Morales at ringside

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, 15KO) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. It was the first fight in over a year for Ramirez who was out with a hand injury.

Despite having a significant size advantage at 6’2″ over Bursak, Ramirez didn’t seem to have enough on his punches to hurt the durable Bursak who seemed content to just hang around for the twelve round distance. By scores of 120-106 on all three judges scorecards, Ramirez easily retains his WBO super middleweight title but does little or nothing to raise his own stock. At various times throughout the bout, the crowd started doing “the wave”, typically taking place at baseball games to get a rally going but none of the waves were successful to get the action going in this fight.

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Valdez, Marriaga, Ramirez, Bursak, Magdaleno, Dos Santos all make weight

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Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Miguel Marriaga 125.4
(WBO featherweight title)

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 167.8 vs. Max Bursak 167.4
(WBO super middleweight title)

Jessie Magdaleno 121.8 vs. Adeilson Dos Santos 121.2
(WBO junior featherweight title)

Shakur Stevenson 124.8 vs. Edgar Brito 125
Fazlidden Gaibnazarov 138 vs. Victor Vazquez 137.4
Alexander Besputin 147.2 vs. Breides Prescott 147.4
Mahonri Montes 149 vs. Francisco Santana 148
Maxim Dadashev 143.2 vs. Bilal Mahasin 143.6

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: PPV

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Gilberto Ramirez vs. Max Bursak in Play For April 22

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By Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Organization super middleweight champion Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will make his first championship defense on April 22 in California, according to the information that Top Rank’s Bob Arum disclosed to Mexican promoter Jesus Zapari.

Based on the information given to Zapari, the opponent of ‘Zurdo’ will be Ukrainian contender Max Bursak, who has a record of 33-4-1 and 15 knockouts. In addition, the European is 32 years old and he’s lost fights to top opponents like Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, Zac Dunn and Martín Murray.

Zápari, who along with promoter Arum leads the career of Ramirez, was advised of the details on Monday and told that his boxer would fight in Los Angeles, California.

Zapari was under the impression that Ramirez would join the undercard of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who is also fighting on that day – and the Filipino star’s return will happen in either Australia or the United Arab Emirates. But Ramirez will appear on a separate presentation in California.

“The date Arum gave us was April 22nd in California against the Ukrainian. At the beginning we thought there was a chance of having a role in Pacquiao’s undercard, but they have not decided on that, so what we have been told is that he’s goes to fight Bursak in California, which is good because we wanted to stage a fight in this area,” Zápari said to ESPN Deportes.

Ramirez became the first Mexican fighter to win a world super middleweight championship (168 pounds) last April, after he dethroned the dangerous German veteran Arthur Abraham in Las Vegas. However, he could not fight for the rest of 2016 due to an injury to the knuckle of his right hand.

The first defense was scheduled for July 23, but after the injury he withdrew from that opportunity. He was forced to undergo surgery, which left him on the shelf for the rest of the year.

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Saunders to defend middleweight belt against Bursak

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Undefeated WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders begins his reign with the opening defense of his title against “Mad” Max Bursak on Saturday April 30 at the Copper Box Arena, London.

Saunders headlines a triple-title fight card that features Ovill McKenzie challenging Dmytro Kucher for the Vacant European Cruiserweight title and British Featherweight Champion Ryan Walsh defending his title against James Tennyson.

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N’jikam vs Bursak WBO Title Clash Moves Forward on 5/4

It’s official. Talented middleweight Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (26-0, 17 KO) will place his undefeated record at stake against another unblemished boxer, Ukrainian Max “Tiger” Bursak (24-0-1, 10 KO), on May 4th. The two fighters will battle for the WBO’s interim-middleweight belt at the Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan in Levallois-Perret. The fight was originally scheduled for April 20th in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea. The team behind full champion Dmitry Pirog were against the scheduling of this fight, but the World Boxing Organization still sanctioned the contest.

 

By Kamel Messani

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Hasssan N’Dam N’Jikam vs. Max Bursak

Date: May 5, 2012

Interim WBO Middleweight Championship Title Bout

Location: Palais des Sport Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Result: N’Dam wins by unanimous decision

Referee: Samuel Viruet

Judges: Don Trella (118-110), Giustino Di Giovanni (118-110), Charles Chenouf (118-111)

Supervisor: Alberto Rodriguez

 

Promoter: AS Venture

Dmitry Pirog To Return To Action on May 1 in Moscow

Undefeated WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (19-0, 15KOs) of Russia will return to the ring on May 1 in Moscow, according to his promoters. Pirog last fought on September 25 in Krasnodar, when he stopped mandatory challenger Gennady Martirosyan within ten rounds. Pirog’s handlers plan to match him with a highly ranked contender in the WBO’s top ten.

One possible opponent being mentioned by Pirog’s handlers is undefeated contender Max Bursak (24-0, 10KOs).

 

By Alexey Sukachev

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