Jose Ramirez vs Danny O’Connor Preview July 7th
WBC Super Lightweight Champion Jose Ramirez of Avenal, California will put his undefeated record and title on the line this Saturday, July 7th when he defends the belt for the first time against Danny O’Connor of Framingham, Massachusetts. The 12-round bout will be taking place in Fresno, California and can be seen live in the U.S. On ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Ramirez won the vacant crown with a unanimous decision over Amir Imam in his last bout in March. O’Connor, a southpaw, last fought in March when he beat Steve Claggett by a 10-round unanimous decision.
Ramirez vs O’Connor Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Danny O’Connor +2400
- Jose Ramirez -6000
The 25-year-old Ramirez enters the contest with a perfect mark of 22-0 along with 16 Kos. He turned pro back in 2012 and has boxed 85 rounds since then. Garcia stands 5-feet-10-inches tall and has a 72.5-inch reach. He’s got quite a bit of pop in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 73 per cent and also possesses a pretty solid chin. Ramirez had a fine amateur career and represented the U.S. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England where he went 1-1.
Ramirez also faced Vasyl Lomachenko at the 2011 World Championships in Azerbaijan and was beaten 16-9 on points. Since turning pro he’s won the NABF Junior Welterweight Title as well as a couple of other regional belts as well as his world championship. Ramirez hasn’t really faced any top contenders as of yet with his biggest wins being over Imam, Mike Reed, Issouf Kinda, Johnny Garcia, Jake Giuriceo, Robert Frankel, Ryusei Yoshida and Tomas Mendez.
You’re not really alone if you’re wondering who Danny O’Connor is. He’s 33 years old and turned pro back in 2008 following a pretty good amateur career along with a Golden gloves and national amateur title to his name in 2008. He’s 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 67.5-inch reach, so he gives up two inches in height and five inches in reach to Ramirez. He doesn’t have much in the way of power with a current knockout ratio of 33 per cent.
O’Connor’s chin may not be world class either as one of his three losses came via a first-round stoppage to Gabriel Bracero in October of 2015. He was also dropped in the seventh round by Claggett in his last fight. Still, O’Connor’s the current WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion for what it’s worth. His other losses were to Vivian Harris by 10-round split decision in 2013 and to Bracero via an eight-round unanimous decision in 2011.
O’Connor will undoubtedly give it his best, but I’m afraid it still won’t be good enough to pull off an upset over Ramirez on Saturday night. Ramirez is quite aggressive and doesn’t mind brawling when he has to and should wear O’Connor down and possibly stop him.
Ramirez is too busy for O’Connor.
Play Ramirez -6000 @ 5dimes.eu
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