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the mexican wrestler Gilberto ‘Lefty’ Ramirez celebrated in his beloved native Mazatlán having defeated the German Dominic Boesel last Saturday, May 14; As if he were the “King of Carnival”, the 30-year-old boxer was celebrated in his homeland by hundreds of fans who accompanied him on the streets.
Those who follow and admire him in the popular city belonging to the state of Sinaloa participated in a parade in honor of Lefty which began at Valentino’s and ended at the El Escudo sector.
Applause, congratulations and streamers characterized the entire tour; many dressed up as if it were the popular February celebration and others wore T-shirts with the 30-year-old boxer’s name on them.
For the population of Mazatlán represents a great pride that one of their own has gone to another country, in this case California in the United States, to beat a foreigner. This arouses the patriotic feeling of the Aztec soil.
With everyone he could, he posed for a photograph and Gilberto Ramírez gave him an autograph. Fame does not go to his head, he remembers his origins and celebrates with the people who watched him grow from below.
Before the tour, Zurdo participated in a press conference with Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres from the Mazatlán City Hall, where He thanked all the affection shown by all his people.
He also reiterated that his next challenge is to “avenge” the defeat suffered by his compatriot Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez against the Russian Dmitry Bivol Last Saturday, May 7, the weekend that commemorated Cinco de Mayo, the Battle of Puebla, a sacred date for Mexican boxing.
Currently the Zurdo Ramírez has an enviable undefeated record of 44 wins, 33 of them by the fast track of the knockout. He is six behind the record of Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0) and five behind that of the remembered Rocky Marciano (49-0), two great legends of boxing and sports in general.