Gilberto Ramirez vs Jesse Hart Preview Sept. 22nd
Unbeaten WBO Super Middleweight Champion Gilberto Ramirez will be defending his title for the second time this Friday, September 22nd when he takes on undefeated Jesse Hart of Philadelphia at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. Ramirez last fought in April when he beat Max Bursak by a wide unanimous decision. Hart’s last outing came in when he beat Alan Campa by a fifth-round TKO. The 12-round bout can be seen live in the U.S. on ESPN and on BoxNation in the UK. Ramirez, who is a southpaw, beat Arthur Abraham by unanimous decision in April of 2016 to win the title.
Ramirez vs Hart Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Jesse Hart +185
- Gilberto Ramirez -265
Ramirez is the first Mexican to capture a world super middleweight title and he’ll enter the ring with a perfect record of 35-0 along with 24 Kos. He’s pretty tall for the 168 lb division as he stands close to 6-feet-3-inches tall and has a reach of 75 inches. He turned pro back in 2009 and has fought 181 rounds since then. Ramirez possesses pretty good power in his fists and owns a knockout ratio of 69 per cent. He’s is a bit of an oddity for such a tall boxer though since he doesn’t always use his height to his advantage.
Ramirez often prefers to work his way inside to engage instead of fighting at a safer distance. Along with Abraham, some of his noteworthy opponents have been Derek Edwards, Fulgencio Zuniga, Junior Talipeau, and Derrick Findley. Ramirez has gone undefeated up to now basically because of his knockout power and the level of opponents he’s faced. He needs to tighten up defensively if he wants to remain unbeaten. To do this he should take better advantage of his height and control the distance in his bouts.
Jesse Hart is a 28-year-old former amateur standout, U.S. Olympic alternate and Golden Gloves Champion. He turned pro back in 2012 and has racked up a perfect record of 22-0 since then with 18 Kos under his belt in a total of 79 pro rounds. He’s just as tall as Ramirez at 6-foot-3 and has a 77.5-inch reach for a two-inch advantage there. There’s no doubt Hart has better than average power as his current knockout ratio stands at 82 per cent. The only problem with Hart is his lack of experience against quality opponents other than Derrick Findley and Mike Jiminez.
Hart is taking a big step up in class here, but still has a puncher’s chance. Ramirez needs to establish a stiff right jab, initiate the action and dig to his opponent’s body. In addition, he needs to move after throwing his shots so he isn’t in range of any counterpunches since Hart is the same height with a longer reach. This could be a rock’em sock’em bout., but look for Ramirez to keep his title.
A good matchup with the undefeated champ Ramirez having the edge.
Play: Ramirez -265 @ 5dimes.eu
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