The story continues around a potential fight between the light heavyweight title contenders (up to 79.4 kg), the Mexican Gilberto Ramirez (41-0-0, 28 KO) and the American Marcus Brown (23-1-0, 18 KO).
As it became known today, the World Boxing Council (WBC) sanctioned the meeting of the fighters, putting on the line a “temporary” title. The winner, according to tradition, will receive the right to fight the reigning champion, who is currently the Russian Arthur Beterbiev (15-0-0, 15 KO).
Ramirez returned to the ring in December after a two-year downtime, stopping American veteran Alfonso Lopez in the 10th round (32-4-0, 25 KO). Brown has not fought since August 2019, when he unexpectedly lost to Canadian veteran Jean Pascal (35-6-1, 20 KO), suffering his first career defeat.