Arsen Goulamirian-Gilberto Ramirez set for March 30 clash with Tszyu-Thurman

WBA cruiserweight champion Arsen Goulamirian is reportedly to defend his title against Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez on March 30 in Los Angeles. 

A venue is still to be decided, but on the same night that Tim Tszyu defends his WBO light middleweight title against Keith Thurman at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Goulamirian-Ramirez is on course to headline a broadcast on DAZN, according to Boxing Scene.

The Armenian-born Goulamirian, 36, last defended his title against Russia’s Aleksei Egorov, over the 12-round distance, 15 months ago in Le Cannet, France. He had previously been inactive for nearly three years, and had also been set to face Yuniel Dorticos of Cuba, by order of the WBA. 

The 32-year-old Ramirez became Mexico’s first ever super-middleweight champion, but after losing to Dmitrii Bivol when challenging for the WBA light heavyweight title in November 2022, he moved up to cruiserweight, and in October in Vegas defeated Joe Smith Jr. 

Ramirez was also in contention to fight Mairis Briedis for the IBF title, but Opetaia and Briedis are expected to contest the vacant title on the undercard of Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May.