Philadelphia, PA (September 2017) – On Friday, September 22, 2017, Jesse “Hard Work” Hart 22-0 (18 KO’s) of Philadelphia fights WBO Super Middleweight Champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 35-0 (24 KO’s) of Mazatlan, Mexico for Ramirez’s WBO title. The fight will take place in Tucson, AZ at the Tucson Arena, and will be aired live on ESPN starting at 10:30 PM EST/ 7:30 PM PST.
This will be Hart’s first opportunity to win a title, and while it is the beginning of Jesse Hart’s legacy, it is also a stamp on the fighting family Hart’s legacy. Hart’s father, Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, had a record of 30-9-1 (28 KO’s), and had the opportunity to fight Middleweight greats Marvin Hagler, Vito Antuofermo, Bennie Briscoe, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Bobby Watts, and Willie Monroe just to name a few. Unfortunately, “Cyclone” never had the opportunity to fight for a world title.
Hart will have the chance to do things in boxing his father was never able to do, and becoming a world champion is first on the list.
Before Hart traveled to Tucson for his fight, Boxing 396 and “The Mouthpiece” George Hanson Jr. spoke with Team Hart at the Joe Hand gym in Philadelphia to provide viewers with the Jesse Hart Experience.