GALVESTON, Texas (December 18, 2020) — Former world super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez returns to the ring tonight for the first time in 17 months to headline the “Battle of Rio Grande” pay-per-view event, presented by Zurdo Promotions and El Tigre Promotions, at Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.
Rated by the WBO as the No 1 rated light heavyweight contender in the world, the 29-year-old Ramirez, challenges North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light heavyweight title holder Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (32-3, 25 KOs), who is riding a 10-fight win streak, in the 10-round main event.
IBF No. 4 ranked heavyweight and 2012 U.S. Olympian, Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (18-1-1, 12 KOs), is matched against West Virginia’s Shawn Laughery (10-3, 6 KOs) in the 10-round co-featured event.
“Battle of Rio Grande” will be available for live viewing on digital, cable and satellite, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, on pay per view for a suggested retail price of only $24.99.
FITE will stream worldwide on the FITE mobile apps, all major OTT apps and website (www.FITE.tv), and Integrated Sports Media will distribute throughout North America via DirecTV, iN Demand, and DISH in the United States, as well as in Canada on Shaw and SaskTel.
In addition, preceding the live pay-per-view broadcast at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, fans may view a free LIVE PPV PRE-SHOW featuring some undercard bouts. “Battle of Rio Grande” Pre-Show will be available at FITE, DirecTV, DISH, Shaw and select cable operators.