Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe: Start Time, Date, How To Watch Today

By Top Rank - 04/01/2023 - Comments

Ramirez vs. Dogboe – Live and Exclusively on ESPN+, Saturday, April 1 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT

Top Rank Boxing on ESPN presented by AutoZone Ramírez vs. Dogboe will stream live this Saturday, April 1 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT exclusively on ESPN+. The event takes place at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Tulsa, OK.

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The main event features a battle for the vacant WBO featherweight world championship between 29-year-old Cuban sensation Robeisy “El Tren” Ramírez (11-1, 7 KOs) and the 28-year-old Ghanaian former world champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (24-2, 16 KOs).


  • Date: Saturday, April 1
  • Start time:  8:00 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. BST
  • Viewers in the U.S. can watch the fight live on ESPN+
  • Sky Sports  has been named the UK broadcaster for this fight.
  • The fight will take place at the Hard Rock Casino in Tusla, Oklahoma, United States.
  • The main card is set to get underway at 8:00 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. BST.

Ramírez enters the title bout having won 11 straight, including a successful return victory over Adán Gonzáles who stunned Ramírez via split decision in his pro debut. Now the highly decorated amateur prodigy and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist steps up to the plate in his first-ever world title opportunity.

The fighting pride of Africa, Dogboe was born in Ghana and now resides in London, England as he looks to become a two-division world champion. Dogboe previously held the WBO junior featherweight world title, including one successful title defense before going nearly 24-straight rounds in back-to-back wars against Emanuel Navarrete. Since then, “Royal Storm” has bounced back with four-straight victories to set up his next world title opportunity.

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Robeisy Ramirez

“This title opportunity means everything. We are ready. I’ve come to fight the best. And now we are here. When I say that I’m ready, it’s because I’ve passed through the process. It’s all about the process. Life shows you that if you don’t pass through the process, things can happen. So, the opportunity has come at the right moment. I am ready.”

“This camp has been totally different. We did lots of new things with my strength and conditioning coach. But we are ready for this fight, and for the fights that happen after.”

“{Trainer} Ismael Salas is a strategist. He is an excellent teacher. He has many world champions, and he has been doing this for many years. Salas has given me the confidence, the knowledge and dexterity to bring out the best of me in the ring. Working with him has been the best thing that has happened to my career.”

Isaac Dogboe

“I feel great. They say that the third time’s a charm. The first time was great. The second time wasn’t all that great. But I feel great about this trip.”

“I’m always hopeful. If I say I’m going to do something, I’m always going to show up. I thank God for giving me that mental fortitude. That’s why everything that has transpired in my boxing career has happened.”

“I have a second chance now. I know that Robeisy is tough. He is a good fighter. But I know that we will come out with the victory on April 1.”

The co-feature includes a 10-round featherweight match-up between two-time world title challenger Joet González and Mexico’s José Enrique Vivas.

González (25-3, 15 KOs) debuted in the pro ranks in 2012 and was 23-0 before facing Shakur Stevenson for the vacant WBO featherweight title in 2019. He dominated veteran Miguel Marriaga before losing his second attempt at the WBO strap in a 2021 Fight of the Year contender against Emanuel Navarrete. González stopped Joe Santísima via ninth-round TKO last March before dropping a split decision to Dogboe in July. Vivas (22-2, 11 KOs) is coming off last May’s split decision victory over Edy Valencia.

Joet Gonzalez

“I’m always in the gym working really hard. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the win that night against Isaac Dogboe. The judges believed that Isaac won it. Now he’s in his position, and I’m in my position.”

“I expect another tough fight. I think people know the type of fighter I am. I’m here to fight the elite fighters. I’m here to be in tough fights.”

“I have three losses now. I’m 29. I need this victory because I still have a lot to prove.”

Jose Enrique Vivas

“I’m not scared of anyone. I know that he has Mexican blood like I do. When there are two Mexicans in the ring, it’s guaranteed to be a war. It will be a great show, and I will win.”

“For this camp, I was in Mexico for six weeks. Then, I spent four weeks with Manny Robles and Edgar Jasso. I feel like I have gotten a lot better. I feel better than ever. I’ve been working with them for years, so I feel great.”

Jahi Tucker

“I’ve been in this game for about three years now. I’m seasoned. I’m taking my steps to be the best fighter in the world. Slowly but surely, we are going to keep climbing. Niko, you got to be on the journey. You got to take this ‘L’ from me.”

Nikoloz Sekhniashvili

“I respect every fighter. And, of course, Jahi is a very good fighter. But I’m not going to give him a chance. I believing in showing, not telling. And I’m going to show everyone on Saturday.”

Emiliano Fernando Vargas

“It’s great to have the opportunity to step in there and showcase my skills. I’m blessed to do it with Top Rank. I’m ready to show the world that the legacy does continue, and I’m writing my story in the meantime. I’m excited. I’m ready. Another performance is coming.”

Jeremiah Milton

“It’s good to back home. It’s good to be back in my city Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s been about eight months since I’ve been back home. Now I’m 8-0 and making my way up this ladder. I’m still pushing for my dream every day. It’s a special time, and I’m going to have my people here supporting me.”

ESPN’s Joe Tessitore will call the action with Hall of Famers Andre Ward and Timothy Bradley, Jr. as analysts; Mark Kriegel and Bernardo Osuna will serve as reporters.

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    (ESPN+, 7:10 p.m. ET / 4:10 p.m. PT)

    • Robeisy Ramirez 125.6 lbs vs. Isaac Dogboe 124.6 lbs
    (Vacant WBO Featherweight World Title — 12 Rounds)

    • Joet Gonzalez 126.2 lbs vs. Jose Enrique Vivas 126.2 lbs
    (Featherweight — 10 Rounds)

    • Jahi Tucker 151.8 lbs vs. Nikoloz Sekhniashvili 150.2 lbs
    (Junior Middleweight — 8 Rounds)

    • Jeremiah Milton 255.8 lbs vs. Fabio Maldonado 215.8 lbs
    (Heavyweight — 8 Rounds)

    • Tiger Johnson 142.8 lbs vs. Alfonso Olvera 142.8 lbs
    (Junior Welterweight — 8 Rounds)

    • Dante Benjamin Jr. 175 lbs vs. Jasper McCargo 177.4 lbs
    (Light Heavyweight— 6 Rounds)

    • Emiliano Fernando Vargas 133 lbs vs. Edgar Uvalle 132.2 lbs
    (Lightweight— 4 Rounds)

    • Abdullah Mason 135.2 lbs vs. Erick Garcia Benitez 135.4 lbs
    (Lightweight— 6 Rounds)

    • Rohan Polanco 142.4 lbs vs. Ricardo Quiroz 142.6 lbs
    (Junior Welterweight — 6 Rounds)