Issue | Premium | Reports | Jul 29 2019

In Jose Ramirez a star is born

Jose Ramirez wrecks Maurice Hooker in unification thriller, writes Jack Hirsch
Jose Ramirez
Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA
Arlington, Texas • July 27

IN no other form of public entertainment can we close the curtain on a show without the slightest hint that it would end abruptly. And what makes it even more special is that no one seems to mind.

Such is the uniqueness of boxing, making it a sport like no other in that it takes only one highlight moment to produce a star. That star is Avenal’s Jose Ramirez, who successfully defended his WBC super-lightweight title while scooping up Maurice Hooker’s WBO belt by spectacular stoppage at 1-48 of the sixth round at College Park Center (Matchroom promoted).

Ramirez now awaits the winner of the Josh Taylor-Regis Prograis clash to produce a unified champion within the division.


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