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Ramirez Outpoints Barthelemy, Ortiz Scores KO Victory

Ramirez Barthelemy

In front of his hometown crowd, Jose Ramirez secured a hard-fought victory over Rances Barthelemy, despite facing adversity throughout the bout. The 140-pound contender, Ramirez, endured a series of punishing left hands from Barthelemy but ultimately emerged victorious in a one-sided decision after 12 rounds of intense action in Fresno, California.

Although Ramirez admitted it wasn’t his best performance, he showcased his determination and resilience to outwork his opponent and claim the win. With official scores of 119-109, 119-109, and 118-110, Ramirez’s relentless body work proved decisive in wearing down Barthelemy over the course of the fight. Despite Barthelemy’s occasional success with hard left hands, Ramirez remained focused on his game plan and maintained control throughout the match.

Reflecting on his performance, Ramirez acknowledged the distraction caused by the support from his hometown fans but remained determined to get the job done. Despite a brief scare in the third round when he hit the canvas from a left hand, Ramirez regained his composure and asserted his dominance in the subsequent rounds. He dictated the pace of the fight, smothering Barthelemy with relentless pressure and strategic inside fighting.

While Barthelemy showed resilience and determination, particularly in the later rounds, Ramirez’s superior work rate and overall effectiveness earned him a well-deserved victory. With this win, Ramirez aims to stay active and continue proving himself as one of the top contenders in the 140-pound division.

In the co-feature bout, 154-pound contender Vergil Ortiz delivered a devastating one-punch knockout against veteran Thomas Dulorme, further solidifying his reputation as a rising star in boxing. Ortiz’s remarkable knockout victory sets the stage for an exciting showdown with former 154-pound titleholder Tim Tszyu in the near future.

Overall, it was a memorable night of boxing action, with Ramirez and Ortiz both showcasing their talent and determination inside the ring. As they look ahead to future challenges, boxing fans can expect more thrilling performances from these two rising stars in the sport.

Credit: Boxing Junkie

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