Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Ramirez vs Imam?
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 was scheduled to take place over 12 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 0 draws.
Amir Imam made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 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 1 year, at 29 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, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 34 more professional rounds, 139 to Imam's 105.
Jose Carlos Ramirez went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC at super lightweight.
Amir Imam was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 140lb division.
Ramirez vs Imam form
Jose Carlos Ramirez had stopped all of his last 5 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.
Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 22 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 5 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 24 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.
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What were the odds on Ramirez vs Imam?
Jose Carlos Ramirez was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Amir Imam made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+275) with oddsmakers.