Jose Ramirez vs. Maurice Hooker Unification Battle Official For July 27

Jose Ramirez vs. Maurice Hooker Unification Battle Official For July 27

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Maurice Hooker and Jose Ramirez will clash in a unification fight between undefeated champions on Saturday July 27 at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

🔥 IT’S ON!!! Delighted to bring this brilliant unification match up to @dazn_usa July 27 @UTACollegePark Dallas, Texas! #HookerRamirez @mightymohooker @RAMIREZBOXING @rocnationsports @trboxing @skysportsboxing 🇺🇸🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/jaDOPpwwEB

— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) June 5, 2019

WBO champ Hooker (26-0-3 17 KOs) will be fighting in his hometown, Oklahoma for the first time since overcoming a knockdown to KO Alex Saucedo in enemy territory  before defending it with a one Sided unanimous decision win over Mikkel LesPierre in his first defense in Verona, New York in March.

 “First of all I want to thank my promoters Matchroom Boxing and Roc Nation for getting me this opportunity,” said Hooker. “I’m proud to display my skills on DAZN – the best boxing platform out there. I’d also like to thank my team who are with me every step of the way. I want to show the world that I’m the best in the 140 lb. division. My dream is to become the undisputed champion in my weight class. This unification fight with Jose Ramirez is a major step towards that goal. 

“Training camp for Team Mighty Mo Hooker is well underway and I’ll be at my absolute best on July 27 to take the green belt from Ramirez. It will be a thrill to do this in front of my home crowd and I’m looking forward to the energy they’ll bring to the ring. I am a dream killer, and Ramirez will be my next victim coming July 27.”

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WBC champion Jose Ramirez (24-0 16 KOs) will be defending his title for the third tie since defeating Amir Imam in March 2018 to win the Vacant title. He defeated the then undefeated Antonio Orozco in his first defense in September, then defeated Jose Zepeda via majority decision in February all at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California.

“I am ready for my opportunity to unify the titles,” said Ramirez. “To get the opportunity to be a unified champion is a blessing for me. I’m thankful to Bob Arum and Top Rank for believing in me to go out there and get the job done. I’m going to push myself hard to make the team proud.” 

“This is a fight I wanted. I told my manager, Rick Mirigian, that I wanted to fight Maurice Hooker. I know this fight can take my career to the next level. I want to continue making statements at 140 pounds. I want to make it easier for people to decide who the best 140-pounder truly is. 

“I’m treating this fight the same as when I won the title in New York City against Amir Imam. He was the taller fighter, the bigger fighter. It’s sometimes easier fighting someone in his backyard because it takes away some of my responsibilities behind the scenes. As the underdog, I have everything to win. It’s not just about defending my title but unifying the division as well. I’m ready to prove myself and show everyone what Jose Ramirez is all about. I can’t wait to bring Hooker’s title back with me to California.”

Jose Ramirez vs. Maurice Hooker will be streamed live on DAZN in the US and Skysports In the UK.

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