Boxing Results Round Up Featuring Leigh Wood, Zurdo Ramirez And Kim Clavel

This week’s boxing brought three title fights, with plenty of talking points in the aftermath.

Wood Vs. Warrington

Leigh Wood stopped Josh Warrington in round seven to keep his WBA featherweight title. Despite being behind for most of the fight, Wood turned the tables in round seven. A right hook caught Warrington, who had been getting the better of the exchanges, as he stumbled backwards. Wood followed up with a five-punch combo as the referee stopped the fight. In the aftermath, Wood confirmed this would be his last fight at featherweight.

“This was probably my last fight at featherweight, I still make it comfortable but it’s been a long time and my better performances in sparring have come when I’ve been a bit heavier,” Wood

Ramirez Vs. Joe Smith Jr.

Zurdo Ramirez beat Joe Smith Jr. via a unanimous decision to win the WBA interim cruiserweight belt on his debut in the division.

In a fight where the winner had the chance to put himself in line for a title shot, both fighters were giving it their all. Smith had some early success as he backed up Ramirez in round four. The Brit managed to stay out of range, for the most part, before unleashing combinations to the body and head.

During the second part of the fight, however, the Mexican took control. After staying calm in the face of Smith’s increased pressure, Ramirez countered his opponent at every moment. While a spirited Smith did have success in the ninth round, the judges gave a wide win to the Mexican: 99-91, 99-91 & 99-91.

Thereafter, Ramirez called out Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol as his next possible opponents.

“Of course, he [Bivol] upset my ego and my soul. As a Mexican, I want a rematch. I want to beat him, and I want to be my best. I don’t need to look bad. I need to look forward to beyond. Whoever is in front, I need to beat the guy. I wish him nothing but the best. He’s a great fighter, a great champion [Bivol], and he needs to keep working & fighting for anyone.

“Anyone, I want all the champions. I want to be the first Mexican cruiserweight champion, and that’s my goal. That’s what I’m working for. Eventually, if he wants. Two Mexicans in the ring, that’s a war. Marquez, Barrera, all of them. It’s a great fight. All the fans want to see two Mexicans in the ring all the time,” Ramirez

Clavel Vs. Burmudez

Evelin Bermudez beat Kim Clavel via a controversial split decision to keep her IBF and WBO junior flyweight titles.

Bermudez was given the nod on the cards in a fight where Clavel arguably landed the cleaner punches. The challenger’s right hand and left hook proved highly successful as she dominated the first half of the fight. Although that may have been the case, Bermudez’s increased pressure towards the end of the rounds resonated with the judges, even if the punches may not have been scoring ones. The scorecards read as follows in favor of Bermudez: 98-92, 96-94, and 96-94.

Clavel was deprived of becoming a two-time world champion, as she was very vocal about the decision.

“You can’t win a fight in the last 10 seconds. I had good discipline and a great defense and I did everything and I felt I won that fight,” Clavel

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