Gilberto Ramirez declared that he was “ready” prior to his rematch with Gabriel Rosado after being outmatched by Dmitry Bivol in November.
He wasn’t, it turns out.
The former 168-pound champion’s fight with Rosado, which was supposed to take place on Saturday at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California, was called off because the fighter didn’t make weight on Friday, according to promoter Golden Boy.
The main event will now be the 140-pound co-feature between Joseph Diaz Jr. and Mercito Gesta.
Ramirez’s weight was not released by Golden Boy. But, according to ESPN, he weighed in 7.6 pounds over the limit at 182.6 before the official weigh-in.
For the seventh time, Ramirez (44-1, 30 KOs) was scheduled to compete at 175 pounds.
“Due to Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez failing to make the contracted weight, Zurdo vs. Rosado has been canceled,” Golden Boy said.
“We are very disappointed for letting our fans down, and will work with Gabriel Rosado to bring him back to the ring very soon.
“Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. vs. Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta is the new main event for Saturday, March 18.”