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Jose Ramirez and Maurice Hooker ready for Texas shootout

Jose Ramirez and Maurice Hooker meet in super-lightweight unification clash, writes Elliot Worsell
WBO super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker and WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez face off at the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian bridge ahead of their unification bout on the July 27, 2019 Matchroom Boxing USA card at the College Park Center in Arlington, TX  |  Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

TWO world super-lightweight titles will be unified this Saturday (July 27) in Arlington, Texas, when unbeaten champions Jose Carlos Ramirez and Maurice Hooker meet at the College Park Center.

Ramirez, the WBC super-lightweight champion, won his vacant title with a 12-round decision over Amir Imam last March and has since defended it in distance fights against Antonio Orozco and Jose Zepeda.

WBC super-lightweight champion Jose Ramirez Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Hooker, meanwhile, is the owner of the WBO super-lightweight title, a belt he won when travelling to Britain last June and outscoring Manchester’s Terry Flanagan over 12 rounds. That went down as a split-decision, though that’s being kind to Flanagan. Regardless, Hooker has proven his quality since with successful defences against Alex Saucedo, whom he stopped in seven rounds, and Mikkel LesPierre, outpointed over 12.

 

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