You can always tell when a fighter has, what they call “it.” Jose Carlos Ramirez definitely has “it.” No doubt in my mind that Ramirez will one day be a major title holder in the sport of boxing with the talent he displays inside the ring. He also shows great character as well outside of the ring. On March 29 in Las Vegas the competition of fighting was suppose to get more challenging for Jose Ramirez, but you couldn’t tell as Ramirez made quick work of his opponent once again. Jose Ramirez defeated Boyd Henley in the 2nd round in TKO fashion improving his record to 9-0 with 7 KO’s. The 2012 U.S. Olympian is taking no rest as his next bout is already scheduled to take place May 17, at the SMG Selland Arena in Fresno, California. In only its first day of tickets sells, Ramirez fans rushed to purchase tickets. Fans purchased over 3,600 tickets on release day. With tickets going fast it is recommended that you try to grab yours while you still can. Info for tickets below. Tickets start at just $25 for pre-sale period and are available at main box office at Selland Arena (700 M Street, Fresno, Calif.). Box office hours are 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday and weekends on show dates only. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1.800.745.3000
Just moments after the weigh-in both Thomas Dulorme and Karim Mayfield were at each others throat’s. The incident brought more interest to their fight that took place Saturday night as the co-main event to Kovalev-Agnew. Many fans anticipated a war. Remember though folks, this is boxing! You come to fight like your gonna have a bar room brawl, usually means bad news. It’s a war of witts, hence the name “the sweet science.” Both men came into the fight sticking with their intended game plan. Only one mans plan would eventually pay off. That man happened to be Thomas Dulorme, whom won via unanimous decision after 10 rounds of boxing action. Thomas Dulorme had the reach and height advantage and was able to execute his fight plan accordingly. Thomas Dulorme stayed on the outside and caught Mayfield with sweet left hooks every so often. Karim Mayfield needed to get inside. At times he did, but the strategy some how backfired. Regardless Karim Mayfield did have his moments as he was able to deliver “hard hitta” counters. There just wasn’t enough steam coming out of the pot in Mayfield’s favor as Dulorme took a majority of the rounds. With the coaching switch of Thomas Dulorme now training underneath Robert Garcia, Dulorme now has the work ethic and the corner to be in contention for a world title soon. Karim Mayfield is still young and is still an up and coming force in the light welterweight division. Both men are still on the same path to continue their climb no matter how the outcome of the fight came out.
Sergey Kovalev has only recently caught the boxing world’s attention as he “Krushes” opposition in his way. Saturday night would only be slightly different as Kovalev knocked out Cedric Agnew in 7 rounds. The KO gave Sergey Kovalev his eighth straight knockout victory.
Cedric Agnew did not want to go out as easy as other Kovalev opponents. Agnew made the fight sloppy when possible slightly frustrating Kovalev. In round 4 an accidental headbutt would have Kovalev cut over his left eye. Blood seemed to have angered the “Krusher” as Kovalev would lunge too much on his power punches and touch the canvas. Sergey Kovalev was never knocked down in the contest. On the other hand Cedric Agnew would be downed in the second round, sixth round, and KO’ed in the seventh round. Sergey Kovalev has not went this many rounds since December 5, 2011. Sergey Kovalev knows a fight with Adonis Stevenson is pretty much out the door. Kovalev said he is willing to face anyone in the light heavyweight division. Sergey Kovalev however still took a verbal shot at Adonis Stevenson calling him “a piece of shit.” With Adonis Stevenson most likely out of the picture let us not forget that Jean Pascal is back on the scene. Let us not also forget that Pascal will have no problem fighting on HBO.