Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/30/18
Photo by Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Angulo vs. Ramirez
Boxing: Saturday June 30, 2018 (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
Gilberto Ramirez and Roamer Alexis Angulo fight Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena for the WBO super middleweight title.
Gilberto Ramirez enters this fight with a 37-0 record that includes 25 knockouts. This will be Ramirez’s fourth fight since 2017, and he’s coming off a February win over Habib Ahmed. Ramirez had a successful 2017 and is fresh off a victory already this year, and he will be defending his belt for the fourth straight fight. Ramirez is a 27-year-old who stands at 6’2”, has a reach of 75 inches and a southpaw stance. Ramirez has a strong left hand and is a terrific body puncher who can be relentless at times despite just one knockout victory in his last seven fights. Ramirez is extremely comfortable on the inside and boxes with terrific control and a high boxing IQ. Besides an argument for George Groves, you can make a case Ramirez is the best super middleweight in the world, and we may not have seen the best of him yet given his young age. This will be Ramirez’s first career fight in Oklahoma.
Roamer Alexis Angulo enters this fight with a 23-0 record that includes 20 knockouts. This will be Angulo’s fifth fight since 2017, and he’s coming off a February win over Evert Bravo. Angulo has been working his way up the ranks, but he’s fought a ton of no names over the years, and his best victory probably was in 2016 against Claudio Ariel Abalos. Angulo is a 34-year-old Colombian who stands at 6’1” and has an orthodox stance. From limited film available, Angulo keeps a strong defensive stance, controls the ring well, is solid defensively and has power in both hands. Angulo has a massive right hand, but he can sneak in a quick left that will sting, and that’s probably why 13 of his last 15 fights have ended in stoppage. Angulo seems to have some of the tools needed to be a quality fighter, but it’s tough to fully judge him when his resume lacks any real notable names. This is head and shoulders the biggest fight of Angulo’s career. This will be Angulo’s fourth career fight in the United States.
Angulo has some raw punching power that makes this fight more intriguing than most would think. True boxing fans know it only takes one clean land for any upset to take place, and Angulo has some of that pop in his hands. However, it’s tough to predict the upset when you consider Angulo has never fought anybody worth mentioning. Ramirez is a possible star in the making who is smart, stays busy and is arguably the best pure boxer within the division. I need to see Angulo against a respectable fighter before trusting him.
Ramirez remains undefeated.