Two-time Olympic gold medalist – Robeisy “El Tren” Ramírez has pledged to give his best when he mount the ring on April 1 to face Isaac Dogboe for the vacant interim WBO featherweight world title at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
“I have been boxing for more than 20 years and have been a fighter every step of the way,” Ramirez said.
“I never forgot where I came from, but I refuse to define myself by past accomplishments. Even after winning my second Olympic gold medal, I endured hardships.
“I embraced the challenges ahead of me and know that my greatest tests and most significant accomplishments in boxing are still ahead of me.
“On April 1, I will enter the ring with the hunger that has brought me here and the hunger that comes with knowing that there is still much to achieve. This is just the beginning for Robeisy ‘El Tren’ Ramírez.”
Ramirez [11-1, 7 KOs], from Cienfuegos, Cuba, went from losing his pro debut in August 2019 to one of the division’s top contenders in 2023. Ranked No. 3 by the WBO, Ramirez had a breakthrough in 2022, knocking out Irishman Eric Donovan, the previously unbeaten Abraham Nova, and Argentinean contender Jose Matias Romero.
Ramirez has knocked out five of his past six foes, a stunning power surge he hopes carries over to The Sooner State.
He is considered one of the greatest boxers ever to emerge from the famed Cuban amateur system and seeks to author a career-best victory in Tulsa.
By Atta Owusu