How To Bet Hooker-Ramirez

Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:21 PM UTC

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2019 8:21 PM UTC

WBO super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker and WBC super lightweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez meet to unify their two belts on Saturday night.

<div><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Maurice Hooker (26-0-3, 17 KOs) vs. Jose Carlos Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) </strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 PM ET</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>College Park Center at the University of Texas-Arlington </strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Coverage: DAZN</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Free Boxing Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/boxing/jose-carlos-ramirez-vs-maurice-hooker-3850632/odds/" target="_blank">Ramirez ML</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Recommended Sportsbook: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4596&amp;book=Pinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinnacle</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3850632, "sportsbooksIds":[238,1096,999996,19,93], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Hooker and Ramirez are both classy professionals and there hasn't been major trash talk but that's perfectly fine because this kind of fight doesn't require that as a selling point.</p><p>Maurice Hooker took the WBO super lightweight belt on June 9, 2018 after a split decision win over Terry Flanagan in England while Jose Carlos Ramirez defeated Amir Imam via unanimous decision on March 17, 2018 in New York to win the vacant WBC super lightweight belt.</p><p>Both fighters have made two successful title defenses since Hooker vs. Ramirez has been promoted as an 'All or Nothing' fight, which really true but it will be a fascinating fight between two undefeated champions.</p><p>Terence Crawford unified the four major junior welterweight world titles in 2017 (the first time that had been done in the four-belt era) but he vacated them and moved up in weight to welterweight, leaving the 140-pound division wide open.</p><p>The winner of tonight's fight could face either Regis Prograis (WBA) or Josh Taylor (IBF), the other two unbeaten champions who will unify their two belts in the final of the World Boxing Super Series tournament in October.</p><p>Hooker, Ramirez, Prograis and Taylor have shown interest in unification, so in theory there's a clear path for an undisputed champion in the near future and a true All or Nothing fight.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;🗣 TOMORROW NIGHT IT ALL GOES DOWN!&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/HookerRamirez?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#HookerRamirez&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/zImx0mp3zJ\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/zImx0mp3zJ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/DAZN_USA/status/1154826896200388609?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;July 26, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>Jose Carlos Ramirez represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics in London and he has the better pedigree. Hooker is from Texas so he will be at home but that won't necessarily translate to an advantage because there is a huge Hispanic community in Arlington who will get behind Ramirez and he is used to fighting around the world as a professional and an amateur.</p><p>Ramirez's experience could prove key, he has great stamina and is a pressure fighter, which can go down well with the judges but Hooker will have a big reach advantage and he has good footwork. Both fighters have several tight decisions on their records and this will likely be a close bout so this fight should go the distance. The Over is a decent bet but it's too chalky, I like Ramirez to win via split decision.</p></div>
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