WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy “Loma” Lomachenko and WBO super middleweight world champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez came to Fortune Gym in Hollywood on Monday.
The pair took part in a media workout as they prepare for their respective bouts, April 12 at Staples Center.
Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound Picasso, will defend his world titles in the main event against the hard-charging Anthony “Million Dollar’ Crolla.
Ramirez will dip his toe in the light heavyweight waters versus veteran Tommy Karpency in the co-feature.
Lomachenko-Crolla and Ramirez-Karpency will stream exclusively April 12 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing USA, tickets priced at $310.50, $207, $103.50, $77.65, and $51.75 (including facility fees) are available now and can be purchased by visiting AXS.com.
In front of a packed media contingent, this is what Ramirez had to say:
“I made history when I became the first super middleweight champion in the history of Mexican boxing. Now I’m moving up to the 175-pound division to continue making history.
“I want to face the best fighters and clean out the division. I want all the titles.
“I want to be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. I’m ready to prove I’m an elite fighter.”