Ramirez Defeats Imam to Win The WBC World Title – Saturday March 17th, Top Rank and Don King Productions at the “Mecca of Boxing” the Madison Square Garden for another night full of fights. Jose Ramirez (22-0-0, 16 KOs) and Amir “Young Master” Imam (21-2-0, 18 KOs), battled with the vacant WBC super lightweight world title on the line.
The fight between Ramirez and Imam will mark the first time Bob Arum and Don King have battled each other promotionally on the same card since Miguel Cotto defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight world title on March 12, 2011, stopping Ricardo Mayorga.
Ramirez outpointed Amir Imam by unanimous decision to win a vacant junior welterweight world title before 4,672 in the Top Rank ESPN main event. Ramirez badly swelled Imam’s right eye and landed all kinds of hard punches throughout the fight to win by scores of 120-108, 117-111 and 115-113.
Saturday March 17th – Madison Square Garden, New York
140 LBS 12 RDS: Jose Ramirez def. Amir Imam by UD (120-108, 117-111 and 115-113)
175 LBS 12 RDS: Oleksandr Gvozdyk def. Mehdi Amar by UD (117-111, 116-112, 118-110)
136 LBS 10 RDS: Antonio Lozada Jr def. Felix Verdejo by TKO @ R10 – time: 2:37
126 LBS 8 RDS: Michael Conlan def. David Berna by TKO @ R2 – time: 1:00
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