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Jose Carlos Ramirez vs Viktor Postol report
Who won Ramirez vs Postol?
Jose Carlos Ramirez beat Viktor Postol by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 29th August 2020 at The Bubble, MGM Grand in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 114-114, 116-112 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 unified super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBO belts on the line.
The undercard featured the clash of Barboza Jr vs Luis.
Ramirez vs Postol stats
Jose Carlos Ramirez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Viktor Postol made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ramirez had a large advantage in power over Postol, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Postol's 39%.
Jose Carlos Ramirez was the younger man by 9 years, at 30 years old.
Postol had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ramirez. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jose Carlos Ramirez & Viktor Postol fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ramirez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year later than Postol, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 135 less professional rounds, 151 to Postol's 286.
Viktor Postol was ranked number 1 by the WBC and 4 by the WBO in the 140lb division.
Ramirez vs Postol form
Ramirez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Maurice Hooker on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at College Park Center, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Zepeda on 10th February 2019 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Antonio Orozco on 14th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California.
Before that, he had defeated Amir Imam on 17th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Mike Reed on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Save Mart Arena, California.
Postol had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mohamed Mimoune on 27th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Josh Taylor on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Terence Crawford on 23rd July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBO World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Lucas Martin Matthysse on 3rd October 2015 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had beat Jake Giuriceo on 11th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jose Carlos Ramirez had been fighting more than Viktor Postol.
Going to this contest, Jose Carlos Ramirez had last fought 3 years, 7 months and 23 days ago, while Viktor Postol's last outing had been 3 years, 10 months and 23 days ago.
Ramirez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Postol's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ramirez vs Postol start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:30 PM EST / 8:30 PM PST at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States, which was around 4:30 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ramirez vs Postol?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST. The Fite.tv broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (GTM).
What were the odds on Ramirez vs Postol?
Jose Carlos Ramirez was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Viktor Postol made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.
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