Ramirez vs Imam Info
Jose Carlos Ramirez beat Amir Imam by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 17th March 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 115-113, 120-108 in favor of winner Jose Carlos Ramirez.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super lightweight championship of the world.
Ramirez vs Imam stats
Jose Carlos Ramirez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and draws.
Amir Imam made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and draws.
The stats suggested that Ramirez and Imam have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Jose Carlos Ramirez was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Imam had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Carlos Ramirez & Amir Imam fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ramirez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 1 month later than Imam, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 115 to Imam's 105.
Jose Carlos Ramirez went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Amir Imam was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Ramirez vs Imam form
Ramirez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mike Reed on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jake Giuriceo on 5th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Issouf Kinda on 2nd December 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at Save Mart Arena, California.
Before that, he had won against Tomas Mendez on 9th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore.
He had beat Tomas Mendez on 9th July 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, California.
Amir Imam had stopped 3 of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Johnny Garcia on 11th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jose Vidal Soto on 27th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Casa de los Clubes, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Going into that contest, he had won against Wilfredo Acuna on 2nd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Teamsters Hall, Pennsylvania, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Adrian Granados on 28th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada.
Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Imam's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.5 rounds on average.
What time did Ramirez vs Imam start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Ramirez vs Imam?
Ramirez vs Imam was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.