DAZN will have a full day of fights on Saturday as they look to host cards throughout the afternoon and evening. The one later in the day is a co-promotion as Golden Boy Promotions and Star Boxing pit their stars against each other. Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) will face Joe Smith Jr. (28-4, 22 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout at a catchweight of 193 lbs. This is a new weight class for both, so it’ll be interesting to see who adjusts to it better.
Ramirez hasn’t been in the ring since November when he lost to WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. Ramirez was supposed to fight Gabe Rosado earlier this year but couldn’t make the contract weight of 175 pounds. Now he gets to come in almost 20 pounds north of what he has been for this fight against Smith Jr.
It’s been 16 months since Smith Jr. last fought against unified light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, who stopped him in the second round of their fight in NYC. Smith Jr. has gone through a lot during that time and looks to get his career back on track with a victory over Ramirez on Saturday night.
GILBERTO ‘ZURDO’ RAMIREZ VS. JOE SMITH JR. BETTING ODDS
Per BetOnline.ag, Gilberto Ramirez is the favorite at -300, and Joe Smith Jr. is the underdog at +240.
GILBERTO ‘ZURDO’ RAMIREZ VS. JOE SMITH JR. FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, October 7
- Time: 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS GILBERTO ‘ZURDO’ RAMIREZ VS. JOE SMITH JR.?
- U.S.: DAZN
- UK: DAZN
GILBERTO ‘ZURDO’ RAMIREZ VS. JOE SMITH JR. FIGHT CARD
- Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez vs. Joe Smith Jr.; cruiserweight
- John “Scrappy” Ramirez vs. Ronal Batista; WBA super flyweight eliminator
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Alantez Fox; super middleweight
- Tristan Kalkreuth vs. TBA; cruiserweight
- Eric Tudor vs. Jose Luis Sanchez; light middleweight
- Daniel Luna vs. TBA; super lightweight
- Jahyae Brown vs. Victor Toney; light middleweight
- Rajon Chance vs. Orlando Perez Zapata; featherweight