Tonight: Ramirez vs. Dogboe – Live results

By Rob Smith - 04/01/2023 - Comments

Robeisy Ramirez (12-1, 7 KOs) came out victorious on Saturday night, capturing the vacant WBO featherweight title with a dominant 12 round unanimous decision win over former 122-lb champion Isaac Dogboe (24-3, 15 KOs) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Ramirez dropped Dogboe in round twelve with a right hand to the head and hurt him several times with left hands.

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The scores

  • 117-110
  • 118-109
  • 119-108

Dogboe was at his best in the first couple of rounds due to Robeisy’s slow start, but after the second round, it was a one-sided fight in favor of Ramirez.

The difference in boxing skills was too much for Dogboe to handle, and he had no answers to the pin-point shots that the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Cuba Robeisy was hitting him with.

Robeisy vs. Dogboe undercard results

Featherweight Joet Gonzalez (26-3, 15 KOs) defeated the tough Jose Enrique Vivas (22-3, 11 KOs), winning a 10 round unanimous decision.

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The scores were 99-91, 98-92, and 98-92. Vivas had success early with his body punching and high-volume output.

After the second round, Vivas gassed out, and Gonzalez took over the fight, nailing his faded opponent with big shots to the head and body. Vivas’ nose and the right side of his face were badly swollen by the end of the fight.

All in all, it was a good victory for Joet, who had been beaten recently by Shakur Stevenson and Isaac Dogboe in one-sided losses.  It’s doubtful that Gonzalez will have any luck fighting the winner of tonight’s Robeisy Romero vs. Dogboe fight.

In a super fun fight, unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Jahi Tucker (10-0, 5 KOs) defeated Nikoloz Sekhniashvili (8-2, 6 KOs) by an eight round unanimous decision in a war from start to finish. The scores were 77-74, 77-74, and 77-74.

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Tucker gleefully walked through fire, taking huge shots while machine-gunning Nikoloz with sustained combinations. Tucker lost a point for hitting on the break in the fourth. Tucker now wants highly-rated prospect Xander Zayas next.

To win that fight,  Tucker will need to focus on his defense because he was getting clobbered tonight left and right by Nikoloz with huge shots.

Heavyweight Jeremiah Milton (9-0, 6 KOs) labored to a dull eight-round unanimous decision over Fabio Maldonado (29-7, 28. The scores were 78-72, 80-70, and 80-70.

2020 Olympian Delantee ‘Tiger’ Johnson (8-0, 5 KOs) defeated Alfonso Olvera (12-8-3, 4 KOs) by a competitive eight round unanimous decision in welterweight action. The scores were 80-72, 80-72, and 80-72.

The 24-year-old Tiger had problems with the lanky, awkward 5’11” Olvera early, getting hurt in the second and struggling with his combinations.

In the second half of the fight, Tiger utilized his powerful jab to prevent Olvera from walking in to land his shots.

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Unbeaten light heavyweight Dante Benjamin (6-0,  4 KOs) did a demolition job on Jasper McCargo (4-4-2, 2 KOs), stopping him in the second round after knocking him down four times. Benjamin put McCardo, 35, down three times in round two and once in the first.

Unbeaten lightweight prospect Emiliano Vargas (4-0, 3 KOs) flattened Edgar Uvalle (2-4-2, 2 KOs) in round two with a left to the body that put him down for the count. The fight was halted at 1:21 of the second.

Uvalle had been hurt in the first round by big shots from Vargas, but somehow he made it through. In round two, Vargas, 18, targeted the body of Uvalle, hitting him repeatedly with hard shots.

At one point, Vargas landed a shot below the belt that caused the referee to stop the action to see if Uvalle was fine.

As soon as the action resumed, Vargas charged across the ring and nailed Uvalle with a left to the body that put him down. The fight was then stopped after Uvalle failed to beat the count.

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ramirez (11-1, 7 KOs) will be looking to win his 12th consecutive fight since losing in his pro debut in 2019. Robeisy has looked like pure gold since getting revenge against Adan Gonzales in 2020.

In the co-feature bout tonight, Joet Gonzalez (25-3, 15 KO) faces Jose Enrique Vivas (22-2, 11 KOs) in a 10 round bout that should be an interesting one.

The talented Cuban Robeisy left Shakur Stevenson in tears in the 2016 Olympics when he took him to school, dominating the New Jersey native with his awkward style, left hands, and combination punching on the inside.

With Shakur campaigning at lightweight, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a rematch between him or Robeisy unless the Cuban fighter moves up to 135.

In Robeisy’s last bout in October, he stopped Jose Matias Ramirez in the ninth round. Before that, Robeisy stopped Abraham Nova in five and Eric Donovan in three rounds.

If Robeisy beats the 28-year-old former WBO super bantamweight champion Dogboe (24-2, 16 KOs) to capture the vacant World Boxing Organization featherweight title, he’s expected to target 126-lb champions Rey Vargas, Luis Alberto Lopez, and Mauricio Lara.

There would be excellent fights for Robeisy if he moves up to 135, where he can take on Oscar Valdez, Emanuel Navarrete, Hector Luis Garcia, Shavkat Rakhimov, Joe Cordina, and O’Shaquie Foster.

Dogboe has looked sharp recently, winning his last four fights since moving up to the featherweight division after losing consecutive fights against Emanuel Navarrete.

In Dogboe’s last four fights, he’s beaten these excellent fighters: Joet Gonzalez, Christopher Diaz, Chris Avalos, and Adam ‘Blue Nose’ Lopez.

Dogboe looked overmatched against Navarretee, but he’s since turned things around with his career. If he wins tonight, it will be a massive victory.

In tonight’s Top Rank card in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Robeisy Ramirez battles Isaac Dogboe for the vacant WBO 126-lb strap in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds. The fight card will be shown on ESPN+, beginning at 7:05 ET, from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Last Updated on 04/02/2023