Ramirez Stops Hooker in Unification Bout

Jose Ramirez is the one who keeps his championship and undefeated record, as he stopped Maurice Hooker to retain the WBC Super Lightweight Championship and win the WBO Title in a title unification bout that headlined a DAZN card in Arlington, Texas.

The bout was quite the war, as both men traded barbs right from the get-go. Some controversy arose in the opening round, however, when Ramirez scored a knockdown on Hooker. Upon closer inspection, Ramirez’s foot stepped on Hooker’s, and that partially caused the what-was-ruled knockdown.

Hooker rebounded with hard shots in the second, but Ramirez managed to get his back to the ropes. Still, Hooker continued his momentum into the third round, where he rocked Ramirez and forced another fire fight.

In the fifth round, Ramirez started to throw more often and managed to tag him often from in range, though Hooker came back with combinations late.

Ramirez, however, ended things in the sixth with a barrage of punches on Hooker, who was stuck against the ropes.

WBC/WBO Super Lightweight Title Unification Bout: (WBC champion) Jose Ramirez def. (WBO champion) Maurice Hooker via TKO (Rd. 6, 1:48)

IBF Super Featherweight Title: Tevin Farmer def. Guillaume Fenois via unanimous decision (119-108, 116-111, 116-111)

Tramaine Williams def. Yenifel Vicente via unanimous decision (97-91, 97-91, 96-92)

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