Ramirez, gold medalist at London 2012, had been forced to
travel to Baku for a last chance of making the grade after
failing to clinch a spot in the continental qualifiers for the
The 22-year-old beat Kenyan Benson Gicharu Njangiru 3-0 in the
quarter-finals, with the top four in Baku sure of going to
Britain's Pat McCormack and Josh Kelly also qualified for Rio in
the light-welterweight and welterweight categories.
Britain now has boxers qualified in all 10 men's weight
divisions, closing the door to any professionals, and two in the
women's competition in what will be the country's biggest
Olympic team yet.
Amateur boxing's governing body AIBA has allowed professionals
to compete in Rio, but they must qualify at a tournament in
Venezuela next month and only in divisions where their countries
have not yet already secured slots.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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