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Super middleweight titleholder Gilberto Zurdo Ramirez tore the tendon around the knuckle of his middle finger on his right hand during a sparring session Tuesday and has withdrawn from his upcoming defense. Nolan Ryan Jersey .Ramirez (34-0, 24 KOs) will have surgery Friday and could be sidelined for the rest of the year. He was scheduled to make his first defense against Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs), 28, of Germany, in the co-feature of the card headlined by the junior welterweight world title unification bout between Terrence Crawford and Viktor Postol on July 23 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Ramirez, 25, of Mexico, was in the gym at his Hermosa Beach, California, training camp when he threw a right hand that caught his sparring partner awkwardly behind the head and damaged Ramirezs finger, adviser Sean Gibbons told said Ramirez immediately left the gym and paid a visit to noted hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin, who recommended immediate surgery to repair the damage.Gilberto Ramirez sustained an injury to the third knuckle of his right hand after a punch to the head of his sparring partner, Shin said in a statement given to I examined Gilberto later (Tuesday) and ordered an MRI of his right hand. The MRI revealed a complete tear of the ulnar sagittal band at the third metacarpophalangeal joint (knuckle) of his right hand, a region of the hand that is commonly injured in boxers. Gilberto will undergo surgery this Friday for repair of this injury. We anticipate that the soonest he will be able to fight competitively will be in approximately five months.Shin has worked with a number of boxers, including junior lightweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko and former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in recent years.Ramirez won a 168-pound world title in a surprisingly easy shutout decision against long-reigning titleholder Arthur Abraham on April 9 on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr. III undercard.?Although disappointed, he had a positive outlook following the injury.I was in top shape and on weight but I know these kinds of things can happen in boxing, Ramirez said. I will recover and come back stronger physically and mentally. I have a long boxing career in front of me and for sure a lot of big fights will be coming my way.Gibbons said Ramirez has been dealing with soreness in the area that was injured for the past two years. Gibbons said Ramirez initially hurt the knuckle during an eighth-round knockout win against Fulgencio Zuniga in November 2014.Its been sore since that fight, Gibbons said. The he banged it up again against [Gevorg] Khatchikian in November when he hit on the elbow. Its always been tender and had issues, and this time it just went boom. But its better for this to happen during a sparring session than in the fight. Its horrible, but it is what is. Hes very disappointed, but you have to be a realist. You keep your spirits up, but its just a bummer after working so hard to get the title. But hell come to Vegas for the fight and talk to the media, enjoy himself and rehab.Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said he has faith in Shin and that when Ramirez is better he will get him right into a title defense.I talked to the doctor, and Ive all the confidence in him, Arum said. Dr. Shin said it would have been crazy to go through with the fight and the best thing is to get an operation.Arum said he and his staff are going over possible replacement bouts for the pay-per-view telecast, which also includes Mexicos Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 KOs) taking on Matias Adrian Rueda (26-0, 23 KOs), of Argentina, for a vacant featherweight title and a welterweight bout between Phoenixs Jose Benavidez Jr. (24-0, 16 KOs) and Francisco Chia Santana (24-4-1, 12 KOs), of Santa Barbara, California.Arum said one possibility is to take the junior welterweight world title elimination bout between Lenny Zappavigna (34-2, 24 KOs), of Australia, and Chinas IK Yang (19-1, 14 KOs), which was not scheduled for the domestic telecast, and move it on to the pay-per-view card.Another possibility, Arum said, is to move blue-chip light heavyweight prospect Oleksandr Gvozdyk (10-0, 10 KOs), a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine, from a non-televised bout on Top Ranks July 16 card in Lancaster, California, and put him on the pay-per-view a week later against a more formidable opponent.Well fill the spot, Arum said. Were working on it, and well have something. Zurdo was really picking up traction, but we still have Valdez; Benavidez against Santana, which will be a hell of a fight; and a great main event. Does losing Zurdos fight hurt? A little bit. Is it devastating? No. Jurickson Profar Jersey . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. Andrew Cashner Jersey . John Tavares, Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo were also being counted on to slow down sizzling Rangers forward Rick Nash. That plan didnt go so well early. . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. TULSA, Okla. -- Junior Etou scored 17 points and made two clutch baskets down the stretch that helped Tulsa repel a strong Oregon State rally for a 75-64 win on Tuesday night.Junior college transfer Jaleel Wheeler added 16 points and Sterling Taplin and Pat Birt nine each in matchup of two of last years NCAA Tournament participants which were hit hard by graduation. Tulsa (2-2) shot 45 percent and outrebounded OSU 38-23, led by Etons seven boards.Tres Tinkle scored 19 points for Oregon State (2-3), JaQuori McLaughlin had 12 points and five rebounds and Drew Eubanks added 10 points and five boards.Trailing 37-22 after a tentative first half, Oregon State asserted itself early in the second, opening with a 17-3 run to pull within 40-39 on a 3-pointer by Kendal Manuel.Tulsa regained some control with a 7-0 run by Taplin, who made a 3-pointer, a free throw and then a steal and layup to push the lead back to 53-44. OSU kept chipping away and was within four when Etou answered with a 3-pointer from the left corner, then a layup on a nifty assist from Taplin, giving Tulsa a 67-58 advantage with 2:50 left.I think what we did was we shot quick shots early in the second half, said Tulsa coach Frank Haith. We got out of character on offense in the second half. They have good players and they made some shots, they got their rhythm and they got confidence, but Im proud of how we bowed our backs and didnt falter.Tulsa opened the big halftime lead despite using 12 players and changing lineups constantly. Seven players made at least one 3-pointer in the half, eight scored and Tulsa limited the Beavers to 39 percent shooting (9-23).Im proud of the way we battled back, said OSU coach Wayne Tinkle. They had 25 free throws to eight for us and had a big edge on the boards. We played with much more purpose in the second half and thats the waay we need to play, with passion, energy and purpose. Carlos Gomez Jersey. . I didnt see that in the first half.BIG PICTUREOregon State: The Beavers lost eight players who had played in a combined 622 games at OSU. Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle admitted he peeled a little paint with his halftime and post-game sermons in reminding his young team of the passion and intensity it needs to demonstrate on a consistent basis.We were acting way too cool, Tinkle said. Thats not how you play at Oregon State and these young guys need to learn that.Oregon State was without guard Stephen Thompson Jr., out with a leg injury.Tulsa: The Hurricane are replacing 10 seniors and have just five players who were on the roster last year, including two who sat out (TK Edogi redshirted and Etou was a transfer from Rutgers).With 10 new players, its all about practicing, working to get better, Haith said. Weve got some high character guys who want to work and its showing.NEWCOMERS COME UP BIGNot only did Wheeler score 16 points, but freshman center Will Magnay replaced Edogi and fellow freshman Martins Igbanu at center for most of the final 10 minutes, making 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch, grabbing four rebounds and coming up with two blocks.Its nice to have the three of them and go with who has the hot hand, Haith said. Will has a big body, knows the game and has a lot of upside. Plus hell be about an 80 percent free throw shooter. Its good to have him in there when theyre fouling to get back in the game.UP NEXTOregon State: returns home for games Friday against Fresno State and Monday against Southern Oregon.Tulsa: visits crosstown rival Oral Roberts Monday. Haiths teams have yet to defeat ORU in two previous meetings. Wholesale Authentic JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Jerseys 2018Cheap Nike NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2020Jerseys From China ' ' '