Two of the best junior welterweights in the world battle for supremacy in a unification fight Saturday, July 27, as WBO champion Maurice Hooker takes on WBC titleholder Jose Ramirez from College Park Center in Arlington, TX., live and only on DAZN.
Hooker and Ramirez have taken similar paths to this weekend.
The stage is set for the blockbuster unification clash between WBO World Super-Lightweight champion Maurice Hooker and WBC ruler Jose Ramirez on Saturday July 27 at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.
Hooker (26-0-3 17 KOs) fights in his Dallas backyard for the first time as a World champion following three fights in enemy territory.
Hooker puts his title on the line for the third time after ripping the crown from Terry Flanagan in Manchester, England last June and travelled to Oklahoma City to get off the canvas and stop Alex Saucedo inside seven thrilling rounds in November. ‘Mighty Mo’ met Brooklyn’s Mikkel LesPierre in Verona, New York in March, flooring the unbeaten challenger in the ninth round of a dominant points win.
Ramirez (24-0 16 KOs) also puts his crown on the line for the third time having landed the vacant title at Madison Square Garden in New York in March 2018 against Amir Imam. The 26 year old’s first two defenses were on home soil in Fresno, putting Antonio Orozco on the deck twice in a points win in September and then a tight contest with Jose Zepeda in February where he held onto his title via majority decision.
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Hooker (26-0-3, 17 KOs) won the vacant title in June 2018 by going over to England and defeating Terry Flanagan via split decision. Since then, Hooker has made two successful title defenses against Alex Saucedo (seventh-round TKO) and Mikkel LesPierre (unanimous decision).
Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) beat Amir Imam in March 2018 by unanimous decision to capture the vacant WBC belt. Like Hooker, Ramirez’s defended his championship on two occasions: a unanimous decision nod over Antonio Orozco and winning a fun contest by majority decision over Jose Zepeda.
It’s exciting to see two world champions at the top of their game and on different sides of the promotional block with Hooker part of Matchroom Boxing/Roc Nation and fighting on DAZN, while Ramirez is with Top Rank and competes on ESPN. It shows that boxers are willing to test themselves with other world titleholders to determine their standing in the sport.
On paper, Hooker vs. Ramirez is one of the biggest fights of 2019. Can they deliver on the big stage with the lights shining the brightest?
What time is the Maurice Hooker vs. Jose Ramirez fight?
Undercard: 7:30 p.m. ET
Main card: 9 p.m. ET
Main event: 11 p.m. ET (approximate)
The undercard for Maurice Hooker vs. Jose Ramirez will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 28. Hooker and Ramirez are expected to make their ring walks at about 11 p.m. ET.
How to watch, live stream Hooker vs. Ramirez?
The Maurice Hooker vs Jose Ramirez fight is not available via traditional pay-per-view. Instead, fans in North America can watch the fight by streaming on DAZN.
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How much does the Hooker vs. Ramirez fight cost?
A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass – which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports – is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.
For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.
Where is Hooker vs. Ramirez taking place?
Maurice Hooker and Jose Ramirez will fight at College Park Center in Arlington, TX.
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Maurice Hooker record and bio
Name: Maurice Hooker
Born: August 7, 1989
Reach: 80 inches
Total fights: 29
Record: 26-0-3 with 17 knockouts
Jose Ramirez record and bio
Name: Jose Ramirez
Born: August 12, 1992
Reach: 72 ½ inches
Total fights: 24
Record: 24-0 with 17 knockouts