By El-Amisty Nobo|| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez took his enviable record to [37-0, 25 knockouts] on Saturday, February 03 having stopped an unknown Ghana champion – Habib Ahmed in the sixth round to retain his WBO super middleweight title at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The champion from Mazatlan [Mexico], undoubtedly the best in his weight category and the new face of Mexican boxing had to overcome an accidental headbutt cut in the third round to soldier on to victory.
Habib ‘Wild Hurricane’ Ahmed, fighting for the first time in the United State of America displayed some great performance in the early rounds but could not stand the punishing combination from Ramirez in the 6th round forcing referee Laurence Cole to stop the fight at 2:31 seconds.
Having picked wins over Jesse Hart and Arthur Abraham on the road, Gilberto Ramirez looked more prepared in the ring than the brave warrior from Ghana who refused to surrender until the referee came to his aid.
According to the Mexican who claims to be ready for anybody said in the post match interview that the fight went according to plan:
“We were training for the knockout and we made it.
“The knockout was really important because we’ve been training a lot for this fight.”
The loss was the first of Habib Ahmed’s career – 25-1-1 [17 KO’s].
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