Last night Jose Ramirez captured the vacant WBC super-lightweight world title in New York.
In a relatively quiet weekend for the sport Ramirez’ win on ESPN was the highlight, as well as undercard fighting Irishman Mick Conlan recording an impressive stoppage win on St.Patrick’s Dy.
In the main event 25-year-old Californian Ramirez recorded a unanimous points decision over Amir Imam at Madison Square Garden to take the title and extend his record to move to 22-0-16KO.
Following the win, here is what some of the boxing world have been saying:
Great night of boxing Jose Ramirez the new champion obviously stole the show. But great victories for Gvozdyk and Conlan. Can’t wait to get back to the Garden!
— Bob Arum (@BobArum) March 18, 2018
Anyone who ever questioned Amir Imam’s heart better not do it again; what a gritty performance. But Jose Ramirez is a star in the making, did a great job tonight for a world title. #RamirezImam #boxing #MonteroOnBoxing #TopRankBoxing #JoseCarlosRamirez #JoseRamirez #AmirImam
— Michael Montero (@MonteroOnBoxing) March 18, 2018
Jose Ramirez wasn’t as highly touted as a Felix Verdejo or Frankie Gomez back several years ago. He flat out was more committed to his craft. Look at him now…. #boxing
— Stream Kim (@steveucnlive) March 18, 2018
— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) March 18, 2018
Jose Ramirez is a WBC World Champion on St. Patrick’s Day in NYC… pic.twitter.com/phSx0R7uwQ
— Tommy Tran (@TommyTranTV) March 18, 2018
Congrats Jose Ramirez on being 140pd champion. Good fight, but Ramirez’s pressure was just too much. Imam fought hard but not going backwards.#RamirezImam #boxing #WBCchampion pic.twitter.com/j077QkaQEL
— Brian Custer (@BCusterTV) March 18, 2018
Easy to like Jose Ramirez: Tremendous backstory, philanthropic, a huge draw in Fresno and now a world champion. Bring on a Regis Prograis fight in the fall.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) March 18, 2018