JOSE RAMIREZ won the WBC super-lightweight title as he unanimously outpointed Amir Imam at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York.
The contest was competitive but Ramirez won clearly on the scorecards.
John McKaie scored 117-111, Max DeLuca 115-113 and John Stewart had Ramirez winning every round, 120-108.
“This is a dream come true for me,” the new champion said. “It is an honor to be a world champion. I’m thankful for the talent God gave me. I dedicate this fight to all the immigrants. I fight for them.”
Antonio Lozada handed Puerto Rican hope Felix Verdejo a shock defeat, dropping and stopping him in the 10th and last round.
Top Ukrainian light-heavyweight Oleksandr Gvozdyk won a 10 round points decision over Mehdi Amar.
Michael Conlan hammered David Berna in two rounds.