Wilson's new Mexican challenge

Published 6:00am 11 May 2023

Wilson's new Mexican challenge
Words by Nick Crockford

Liam Wilson, from All Star Boxing Academy in Lawnton, will kickstart his bid for another world title shot on the Gold Coast next month.

He will face former world title challenger Eduardo Ramirez at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 18. To buy tickets click here.

It will be the Caboolture fighter’s first bout since his controversial world super featherweight title defeat by Emanuel Navarette in February.

The Mexican, now a three-weight world champion, appeared to get 27 seconds (rather than 10) to recover after Wilson knocked him down in the fourth round.

Navarette dropped his mouthguard, buying more time to recover and stopped Wilson five rounds later in the Arizona showdown.

Liam Wilson is counting down to his fight in Sydney later this month.

A protest was lodged, but to no avail and Wilson is now on the undercard of Tim Tszyu’s WBO super-welterweight interim world title clash with Carlos Ocampo.

Ramirez, also from Mexico, has won 27, drawn three and lost three of his 33 bouts.

The most recent being last September when he was stopped in two rounds by Isaac Cruz for the WBC Silver Lightweight title.

Ramirez has held the WBC Continental Americas and WBA Interim World featherweight belts.

However, 27-year-old Wilson will be confident taking on Ramirez, now 30, after going so close to the boxing upset of the year, last time out.

Wilson's new Mexican challenge
Liam Wilson is welcomed back at All Star Boxing in Lawnton after his controversial defeat by Emanuel Navarette

The Redcliffe-born boxer said: “The trip to US told me I’m close to a world title. I just need to fix and clean up a few things.”

Going forward, he also wanted “hard fights” as promoters No Limit Boxing plot his way towards another world title shot.

All Star Boxing stablemate Vegas Larfield maintained his perfect record last month with a sixth-round stoppage of Sunan Amoragam, from Indonesia.

The victory at Eatons Hill Hotel took Larfield’s record to eight wins from eight fights since turning professional.

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