Gabriel Rosado’s Fight Cancelled as Opponent Gilberto Ramirez Weighs in One Stone Over
GABRIEL ROSADO was left fuming after opponent Gilberto Ramirez weighed in almost a STONE heavy – which saw their fight cancelled.
The light-heavyweight pair were due to headline on a Golden Boy Promotions card in California.
Gilberto Ramirez and Gabriel RosadoCredit: @GoldenBoyBoxing
But the bout faced uncertainty when rumours circulated that Ramirez had missed weight by 12lb, just 2lb shy from a STONE.
Eventually, the Mexican was revealed to have scaled 182.6lb, which is still almost 8lb over the 175lb limit.
It saw the fight pulled and Ramirez on the end of a scathing wrath from a devastated Rosado.
He said: “I’m here at the weigh-in, there’s the scale. It’s 11.52, I made my weight 173, Zurdo Ramirez came in 187.
“The fight’s not happening, I’m sorry but I was professional, I came in, I did my job, he came in way too heavy, 12lb over the weight limit.
“We gave him a grace period of over two hours and he didn’t make the weight, man. So the fight’s not happening, sorry.”
Rosado, a 44-fight veteran, was coming off three straight losses and looked to bounce back by moving up in weight.
Whereas former super-middleweight champion Ramirez, 31, was coming off a title loss to unbeaten Dmitry Bivol, 32, in November.
He was forced to apologise to 37-year-old Rosado after horrifically missing the weight.
Ramirez posted on Instagram: “I had never missed weight in my 45 pro fights.
“This is the first and last time. I have always prided myself on being a professional, but today was not my finest moment.
“On that note, I’d like to apologize to all my fans, supporters, Golden Boy Promotions, and DAZN for this unfortunate event.
“I never gave up trying to make weight, cutting until the final moment, but just couldn’t lose enough to make the contracted weight.
“I am embarrassed and upset by my actions and promise that this will never happen again. I will make the right adjustments and be back soon.”
Gilberto Ramirez apologised for failing to make weightCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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