Robeisy Ramirez vs Brandon Leon Benitez Betting odds and Prediction

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Robeisy Ramirez vs Brandon Leon Benitez Preview June 29th, 2024

Former WBO Featherweight Champion Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba battles it out against Brandon Leon Benitez of Mexico this Saturday, June 29th. The 12-rounder from Miami Beach, Florida, can be seen live in America on the ESPN and ESPN+ platform while fans in the UK and Ireland can catch the fight on Sky Sports Action and those in Canada can see it on TSN2. Ramirez last fought in December when he lost his title by majority decision to Rafael Espinoza in his second defence. He stopped Satoshi Shimizu in the fifth round in July in his first defence after beating Isaac Dogboe by unanimous decision to take the vacant belt in April of last year. Benitez last saw action in December as well when he halted Rigoberto Hermosillo in the sixth round.

Ramirez vs Benitez Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook (full review here).

  • Brandon Leon Benitez +800
  • Robeisy Ramirez -1500

My Pick

The 30-year-old southpaw Ramirez now fights out of Las Vegas and has gone 97 rounds since making his pro debut in 2019 with a mark of 13-2 with 8 Ko’s. He’s best known for his excellent amateur career which saw him win the Cuban National Championships as well as win gold at the 2010 AIBA Youth Championships and Youth Olympic Games as the 2011 Pan American Games, 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games and at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

After winning so much as an amateur, including two Olympic golds, Ramirez came out cold in his pro debut as he was dropped in the first round and lost an embarrassing four-round split decision to Adan Gonzales. After that, he won 13 straight fights with eight stoppages and beat Gonzales via a six-round unanimous decision in their rematch in July, 2020. He stepped up in class against Isaac Dogboe last year, dropped him in the 12th round and won a wide unanimous decision for the belt. His reign didn’t last long though as Rafael Espinoza got up from the canvas in the fifth round and dropped Ramirez in the 12th to beat him in a slugfest

Ramirez has also captured the vacant NABO Jr Featherweight title as a pro as well as the vacant WBO Global, and IBF USBA Featherweight Belts. He stands 5-feet-6-inches tall with a 68-inch reach and has pretty good power as 61.5 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage and has stopped four of his last six opponents. Ramirez has all the tools to be a successful pro as he combines skill, speed and power with a high ring IQ. However, he learned after his pro debut and in his loss to Espinoza that he needs to work hard at his craft instead and stay focused at all times instead of taking anything for granted.

The 26-year-old Benitez enters the ring with an impressive record of 21-2 with 9 Ko’s and has fought 123 rounds since making his pro debut in 2014 as a 16-year-old. He measures 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 67-inch reach which means he gives up one inch reach to Ramirez but stands two inches taller. Benitez doesn’t really possess too much in the way of power though as 42.9 per cent of his victories have come by stoppage.

However, he’s stopped his last two opponents after going the distance in his previous three outings. Benitez’s first pro loss came at the hands of Irvin Perez by way of third-round stoppage in 2017 with his second defeat coming via an 8th-round stoppage to Saul Sanchez two years later in a shot at the vacant WBO Latino Bantamweight Title. His biggest wins have been over Rigoberto Hermosillo, Federico Pedraza and former world champion Can Xu.


Ramirez won’t be too happy about losing his title to Rafael Espinoza the last time out and should be dertmined to earn another title shot with a win over Benitez. He has the edge in power and experience here as well as pure boxing skills and speed. Benitez will need to constantly let his hands go or he’s going to be outboxed. This should be an interesting fight for a few rounds but I expect Ramirez to eventually take control and win it thanks to his superior power and boxing skills.

Ramirez is a class above Benitez at this point.

Play Ramirez -1500 @

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