Gilberto Ramirez vs Jesse Hart
WBO super middleweight world champion, Mexico's Gilberto Ramirez defends his title against Philadelphian, also unbeaten 168 lb contender, Jesse Hart.
Hart starts well, landing some notable punches in the first round, moving well. A focused, but confident Ramirez puts an eager Hart on the floor with a shock left hand in round 2, and the Pennsylvanian takes some punishment from the champion.
Ramirez sustains his dominance in round 3, and picks it up a notch, as a brave Jesse Hart is forced to take shot after shot, with the 4th round being so one sided, some believe it was a 10-8 round.
Hart comes right back into the fight, making it competitive in rounds 5-9, landing some solid shots, but still, out worked, out landed, and unable to really close the gap on Ramirez.
Ramirez probably edges the last few rounds, and knows he has done enough to win the fight.
The judges' scorecards are announced, two judges scored the fight 115-112, a third scores it very narrow, 114-113, controversially, but Ramirez gets the decision and defends his title as expected.