After suffering his first professional loss, Eddie Ramirez is ready to get back into the ring and continue building himself up as a contender in boxing's 140-pound division.
It was announced that Ramirez will face former world champion Argenis Mendez in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card in Biloxi, Mississippi. The card, which takes place at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino on May 26, will be televised on FS1 and in Spanish on Fox Deportes.
In the press release sent to Fightful, Ramirez said he hopes to get back in the ring and potentially get a win to hopefully get a rematch with former lightweight world champion Antonio DeMarco. DeMarco handed Ramirez his first pro loss last year on the undercard of Leo Santa Cruz vs. Chris Avalos.
"I really wanted the rematch with Antonio DeMarco, but I'm excited to be back in the ring. Mendez is a good fighter, but I'm going to win by knockout. I'm confident that I'm going to make a big statement that I'm back and better than I've ever been," Ramirez said.
Mendez held the IBF super featherweight title from 2013 to 2014, but lost the title in his third title defense against Rance Barthelemy in a rematch after their first fight ended in a no decision.
The co-main event of the PBC card will see the return of former featherweight world title challenger Oscar Escandon taking on 2012 Olympic silver medalist Tugstsogt Nyambayar in a 10-round bout. Escandon previously challenged for the WBC featherweight title last year when he lost to Gary Russell Jr.