Jose Ramirez and Jose Pedraza squared off at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California on Friday March 4, which made it Saturday March 5 in the UK and Australia. The contest featured American former unified junior welterweight champion up against Puerto Rican two-division world champion battling it out for a vacant WBO International junior welterweight title.
The scheduled for twelve rounds championship bout went a full distance. In the end all three judges scores the fight 116-112 in favor of the representative of the country host.
With the victory Jose Ramirez rebounds from the defeat suffered in his previous bout last May against Josh Taylor and improves to 27-1, 17 KOs. Jose Pedraza drops to 29-4, 14 KOs, which snaps his three-win streak.
“Jose Pedraza is a smart, experienced fighter,” Ramirez said post-fight. “He was going to find a way to survive and put up a fight. He was there boxing towards the end of the fight. My hat’s off to him and his team. He was well-prepared. It was a great fight. I got to see where I am right now.”
“I’m going to go back, work and stay focused and stay active. That’s one thing that’s affected me these last couple of years. I’ve trained so many times for a little bit of fights. My inactivity, my discouragement throughout training camps, it really took a big toll on me. I’m ready to stay active and stay motivated. There’s a lot of really great fighters coming up to 140. There’s a lot of really good fighters at 140 right now.”
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