Jose Carlos Ramirez defeated by majority decision Viktor Postol to retain the WBC and WBO Super Lightweight World Championships Saturday night in Las Vegas.
It was a clash of styles. Ramirez He was frontal, always in pursuit, trying to cut the ring and close the spaces. AND Postol was a boxer from a distance, using his reach to keep Ramirez and moving around the ring. The result was an even fight, difficult to score and with rounds that could go anywhere.
The clash of styles
The Mexican American appeared to dominate the first half of the fight. But it was not an overwhelming domain, but based on seeking to be the fighter who worked the most in the fight, going to the front and proposing. Postol he tried to keep him at a distance, and sporadically sought to counter him. The Ukrainian managed to make Ramirez and during the first half of the fight he seemed to dodge the best power shots of Ramirez.
The best moments of Jose Carlos Ramirez they came in the seventh and eighth rounds. He increased the intensity level of his aggression and managed to corner Postol. Using combinations of two or three hits maximum, he managed to get his left hand straight in the seventh round to shake off Postol, who seemed hurt and began to flee trying to survive. The Ukrainian managed to compose himself and finish the round, assimilating the blow well.
– Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) August 30, 2020
Another moment of impact for Ramirez it came in the eighth episode. A new combination, with Postol on the strings he entered the Ukrainian’s chin clearly. But this time, Postol he assimilated the blow better.
From the eighth round on, the Mexican American seemed to lose momentum. He was no longer in permanent chase for the first half of the fight. AND Postol, on the other hand, reached his best boxing moments, moving on the balls of his feet, using the lateral exits that Ramirez no longer closed. Postol he began scoring in the final stretch of the fight, winning rounds and squeezing the scorecards.
It was a very competitive, close, and technical fight. A very interesting combat from the point of view of the contrast of styles, and tactics.
– ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) August 30, 2020
How were the cards?
The clash of styles between Ramirez and Postol was reflected on the cards. One of the judges saw a draw at 114, while the other two saw win to Ramirez by 115 to 113 and 116 to 112.
It was an extremely difficult fight to score due to the lack of clear shots. It was more up to the judge to choose which fighter seemed more dominating.
If we check the judges’ cards we will find that all three saw more rounds win than Postol in the first half of the fight. And that Ramirez began to regain ground from the sixth.
In fact all three judges scored exactly the same from the second to the tenth round.
– Evan Korn (@ KornerMan44) August 30, 2020