Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy "El Tren" Ramirez, the southpaw fighting pride of Cienfuegos, Cuba, now is looking to be the best modern featherweight.
His next goal in that conquest, facing former world champion Jessie Magdaleno in a 10-rounder Saturday, Oct. 29 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Ramirez-Magdaleno is the co-feature to the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jamaine Ortiz main event, streaming live and exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+.
“It has been an excellent training camp under the guidance of Ismael Salas. He has drawn out a strategy and roadmap for success. It is now up to me to execute it and make it clear to all that “El Tren” is the true powerhouse of the featherweight division,” said Ramirez. ""I’m as fast, strong, and smart in the ring as anyone in the featherweight division. On October 29, I will show the world that it is only a matter of time before I become a world champion.”
Since losing his pro debut Ramirez has riffled off ten straight wins with his new coach Ismael Salas. His knockout of surging prospect, Abraham Nova, was one that showed Ramirez is now a bonafide contender in the division.
"Magdaleno is a formidable opponent, a former world champion. While he deserves my respect, he needs to understand he is going up against a TRAIN. I see this fight as an opportunity to take a big leap in my quest to earn my first world title and eventually become king of the featherweight division.”