Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

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Here is boxing writer Keith Idec's inside look at the sport:

FEATURED FIGHT: Gilberto Ramirez vs. Gevorg Khatchikian. Ramirez (32-0, 24 KOs) is the mandatory challenger for the WBO super middleweight championship, yet accepted a difficult fight against Khatchikian (23-1, 11 KOs) tonight in Las Vegas. TruTV will televise their 10-rounder from The Cosmopolitan as part of a 10 p.m. broadcast. If Ramirez wins, he is expected to face the winner of Saturday's bout between WBO 168-pound champ Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) and Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs). The Abraham-Murray match will air as part of AWE's 3 p.m. telecast from Hannover, Germany.

LOCAL LOOK: Bienvenido Diaz, a lightweight from Prospect Park, Ian Green, a super middleweight from Paterson, and Leon Johnson, a cruiserweight from Paterson, will return the ring Dec. 11 on a nine- bout card at Parsippany PAL. Diaz (2-1, 2 KOs), a Kennedy alum, is set to oppose Oscar Bonilla (3-1-2) in a four-rounder. …

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