Results: Ramirez defeats Dogboe via UD-12 (117-110, 118-109, 119-108).
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The WBO Featherweight title will be on the line Saturday, April 1 when Robeisy Ramirez (11-1, 7 KOs) and Isaac Dogboe (24-2, 15 KOs) will battle for the vacant strap at Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The fight will be streaming live on ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET. The main event is expected to start around 11 p.m. ET.
Ramirez, 29, comes from an extensive amateur background, winning gold medals for Cuba in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He defected from Cuba in 2018 when the national team was holding a training camp in Mexico. Ramirez lost his first professional bout to Adan Gonzalez in a four-round split decision but has gone on a dominating stretch of 11 straight wins since. His three most recent victories, against Eric Donovan, Abraham Nova and Jose Matias Romero were all by knockout.
Dogboe, 28, a Briton by way of Ghana, is looking for his second world championship after winning the WBO junior featherweight title in April 2018 against Jessie Magdaleno. His only professional losses came to Emanuel Navarrete in December 2018 to lose the title and again in the rematch the following May. Dogboe has won four straight and is looking at becoming a two-division titleholder.
Ramirez comes into the bout as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is a -750 favorite while Dogboe is a +475 underdog.
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe round-by-round results
Round 1: Ramirez 10-9
Both come out throwing early jabs, testing each others guard. Dogboe sticks a nice straight upper cut, followed by a right hand, punch of the round. This one is highly technical each punch calculated thus far. Ramirez responds, but Dogboe’s fight experience kicking in. Close round, slight edge to Ramirez.
Round 2: Ramirez 10-9 (20-18)
Dogboe comes out aggressive, throwing to the body of Ramirez. Dogboe pressing forward, as another right lands for him. Ramirez lands a nice counter that stuns Dogboe, and another big shot to the face. Dogboe ties up. Ramirez has taken back momentum in this fight. Another shot, this time an uppercut to the chin of Dogboe. Ramirez big in this round.
Round 3: Ramirez 10-9 (Ramirez 30-27)
Dogboe lands a short body shot. Counter uppercut makes contact for Ramirez. Dogboe misses on a hook he loads up on. Now Dogboe throws a couple more landing minimally and makes partial contact. Ramirez lands a solid counter. Slight edge to Ramirez.
Round 4: Ramirez 10-9 (Ramirez 40-36)
Dogboe seems to be recovered from a scary second round. He took Ramirez best hit and is still in this fight. Nice left hook from Dogboe to the body. Nice left hand from Ramirez and he know throws a wild combination. Crowd making noise, as he connects on some more punches. Dogboe remains composed.
Round 5: Dogboe 10-9 (Ramirez 46-49)
Dogboe throws a short body shot. Counter punch connects for Ramirez. Now Dogboe staying busy, making some contact. Another nice counter from Ramirez. Dogboe jumps in and tries to attack, remaining active, enough to take the round.
Round 6: Dogboe 10-9 (57-57)
Dogboe effective here and showing his pedigree, lands a hard right hook that has Ramirez stumbling a but. A second right hook connects for Dogboe. Now Ramirez lands a left hand clean on Dogboe. Right hook lands well for Dogboe once again. Ramirez lands a good shot on Dogboe as the bell rings.
Round 7: Ramirez 10-9 (Dogboe 68-65)
Dogboe missing more punches as the fight progresses and comes out in southpaw. Dogboe being more active just lacking accuracy. Ramirez lands his signature left hand. Fight getting back to the early rounds, Ramirez in the better positions. Southpaw stance not smart for Dogboe.
Round 8: Ramirez 10-9 (Ramirez 78-74)
Dogboe falls short on some punches. Ramirez jabs to the body. Hard left hook lands to the body for Dogboe, who tries to loop a big right hook that misses. Jab lands clean for Ramirez. Straight left lands for Ramirez. Jab lands clean for Ramirez on the outside. Counter left lands clean for Ramirez. Jab lands clean for Ramirez again.
Round 9: Ramirez 10-9 (Ramirez 88-83)
Dogboe missing on some early combinations as Ramirez keeps his guard up. Dogboe steps forward but falls short on his punches. Left hand lands, nice counter from Ramirez. He follows up with an extra set of blows from Ramirez as Dogboe covers up. Now Ramirez sweeps a left hand. Dogboe can’t connect, failing to get close on any punches.
Round 10: Dogboe 10-9 (Ramirez 93-97)
Right hook from Ramirez but Dogboe dodges it with his guard. Body shot gets in for Dogboe. More hooks come from Dogboe as he tries to press a little more. Left hand from Ramirez scores. Dogboe slips as he steps forward to punch. Both fighters exchanging at center of the ring to end the round.
Round 11: Dogboe 10-9 (Ramirez 103-106)
Right hook from Ramirez misses. Dogboe looks to come forward and close the gap without getting clipped. Dogboe works his hooks on the inside and then sticks a jab at Ramirez steps out. Ramirez coasting here and perhaps saving energy for the last round. Dogboe more busy, but not accurate enough.
Round 12: Ramirez 10-8 (Ramirez 116-111)
Ramirez with more effort this round and it shows. Big left hand drops Dogboe to the canvas, he was more off balance but the punch stuck. Ramirez lands his signature hook once again. The tide is turning and Ramirez is inching closer to the featherweight title.