News | Jul 28 2019

Jose Ramirez stops Maurice Hooker in six action-packed rounds to become unified champion

After an impressive showing against Maurice Hooker, Jose Ramirez is now the WBC and WBO super-lightweight king
Jose Ramirez boxing
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DESPITE having home advantage in Arlington, Texas at the College Park Center on Saturday (July 27), WBO super-lightweight title-holder Maurice Hooker came out second best to his WBC counterpart, Californian Jose Ramirez, in a fan-friendly action fight.

In a bout which featured many exciting exchanges that had the crowd up on their feet, the two unbeaten champions fought at a tremendous pace. A knockdown was incorrectly called in the opening round when Hooker fell to the mat after Ramirez accidentally trod on his foot, but there was certainly nothing wrong with the finish in the sixth.

A slamming left hook caused Hooker to stagger into the ropes, where Ramirez followed up with a furious flurry of heavy shots, leading the referee to intervene at 1-48.

 

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