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Ramirez, Magdaleno return on Saturday

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Undefeated middleweight and junior lightweight prospects Gilberto Ramirez and Jesse Magdaleno will be in separate bouts on Saturday night at the Glendale Civic Center in Glendale, Calif., to be televised on Uni Mas, Top Rank has announced.

A 21 year old from Mazatl├ín, Sinaloa, M├®x., Ramirez (25-0-1, 20 knockouts) was last in ithe ring in April for a third-round knockout of Juan De Angel. Ramirez will face Julio Cesar Garcia (45-8, 37 KOs).

Magdaleno (15-0, 11 KOs) will be in the ring against Jose Araiza (34-8-1, 25 KOs), having scored three knockdowns in his last fight — a fourth-round stoppage of Henry Maldonado in June.


Meanwhile, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum will be in Tokyo on Sunday, where Japan’s 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata will make his pro debut at the Ariake Coliseum against Akio Shibata (21-7-1, 9 KOs) in a middleweight bout.

The event is being promoted by Teiken Boxing, which serves as co-promoter to Murata, who signed with Top Rank in June.

The Murata-Shibata card also includes the return of former featherweight and junior lightweight titleholder Jorge Linares (33-3, 21 KOs) in a lightweight bout against Berman Sanchez (26-5-3, 18 KOs).

Top Rank’s updated schedule:

Saturday, August 24, Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, Ca.
Solo Boxeo Tecate – UniMas
10 Rds., Middleweights
Gilberto Ramirez, 25-0, 20 KOs, Mazatlan, Mexico
vs Julio Cesar Garcia, 45-8, 37 KOs, Lagos De Moreno, Mexico

8 Rds., Super Featherweights
Jessie Magdaleno, 15-0, 11 KOs, Las Vegas
vs Jose Araiza, 34-8-1, 25 KOs, Micoacan, Mexico

Sunday, August 25, Ariake Coliseum,Tokyo, Japan
Main Event – 6 Rds., Middleweights
Japan Olympic Gold Medalist
Ryota Murata, Pro Debut, Toyko, Japan
Akio Shibata, 20-7-1, 9 KOs, Toyko, Japan

Saturday, September 7, Glascow, Scotland
12 Rds., WBO Lightweight Championship
Ricky Burns, 36-2, 11 KOs, Scotland
vs Raymundo Beltran, 28-6, 17 KOs, Los Mochis, Mexico

Saturday, September 28, StubHub Center, Carson, Calif. – HBO
12 Rounds, Super Middleweights
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 46-1-1, 32 KOs, Culiacan, Mexico
vs Bryan Vera, 23-6, 14 KOs, Austin, Texas

10 Rds., Lightweights
Diego Magdaleno, 23-1, 9 KOs, Las Vegas
vs Edgar Riovalle, 35-15-2, 25 KOs, Mexico City

10 Rds., Super Lightweights
Karim Mayfield, 17-0-1, 10 KOs, Daly City, California
vs Pavel Miranda, 19-10-1, 10 KOs, Tijuana

10 Rds., Super Featherweights
Jose Felix Jr., 24-0-1, 19 KOs, Los Mochis, Mexico
vs To Be Announced

8 Rds., Middleweights
Matt Korobov, 20-0, 12 KOs, Orotukan, Russia
vs Grady Brewer, 30-16, 16 KOs, Lawton, Oklahoma

6 Rds., Featherweights
Two-Time Mexican Olympian
Oscar Valdez, 6-0, 5 KOs, Nogales, Mexico
vs Giorgi Mitchedlishvili, 8-6-1, 1 KO, Russia

6 Rds., Jr Welterweights
USA Olympian
Jose Ramirez, 5-0, 4 KOs, Avenal, California
vs Daniel Calzada, 8-8-2, 2 KOs, Denver

6 Rds., Super Bantamweights
Gabino Saenz, 10-0-1, 7 KOs, Indio, California
vs Dominic Coca, 8-4, 2 KOs, Lynwood, Calif.

Saturday, September 28, Bally’s Park Place, Atlantic City NJ
Solo Boxeo Tecate – UniMas
10 Rds., Super Welterweights
Glen Tapia, 19-0, 11 KOs, Passaic, N.J.
vs Elco Garcia, 27-8, 13 KOs, Ignacio, Colorado

Saturday, October 5, Amway Center, Orlando, Fla – HBO
12 Rds., Super Welterweights
Miguel Cotto, 37-4, 30 KOs, Caguas, Puerto Rico
vs Delvin Rodriguez, 28-6-3, 16 KOs, Danbury, Conn.

10 Rds., Lightweights
Terence Crawford, 21-0, 16 KOs, Omaha, Nebraska
vs Andrey Klimov, 16-0, 8 KOs, Russia

6 Rds., Super Featherweights
Puerto Rico Olympian
Felix Verdejo, 7-0, 5 KOs, San Juan
vs Gary Eyer, 11-3-1, 7 KOs, Duluth, Minn.

Saturday, October 12, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
12 Rds., WBO World Welterweight Championship
Champion Timothy Bradley, 30-0, 12 KOs, Palm Springs, Ca
vs Juan Manuel Marquez, 55-6-1, 40 KOs, Mexico City

12 Rds., Vacant WBO Featherweight Championship
Orlando Cruz, 20-2-1, 10 KOs, San Juan, Puerto Rico
vs Orlando Salido, 39-12-2, 27 KOs, Ciudad Obregon, Mexico

10 Rds., Featherweights
Vasyl Lomachenko, Pro Debut, Odessa, Ukraine
vs Jonathan Oquendo, 23-3, 16 KOs, Caguas, Puerto Rico

10 Rds., WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Championship
Irish Seanie Managhan, 18-0, 11 KOs, Long Beach, N.Y.
vs Anthony Caputo-Smith, 14-1, 10 KOs, Kennett Square, Pa.

Saturday, Nov 23, Venetian Macao Cotai Arena, Macao, China – HBO PPV
Main Event, 12 Rounds, Welterweights
Manny Pacquiao, 54-5-2, 38 KOs, Philippines
vs Brandon Rios, 31-1-1, 22 KOs, Oxnard,

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