It was a successful debut at the light heavyweight division for Philadelphia’s 🇺🇸Jesse Hart who earned a unanimous decision over tough veteran contender 🇨🇺Sullivan Barrera of Cuba. Continue reading “Hart Takes Barrera Down by Unanimous Decision in Light-Heavyweight Debut”
Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada we get a very interesting matchup from the Light Heavyweight division. Long time tough Cuban contender Sullivan Barrera (22-2-0, 14KO) will face Jesse Hart (25-2-0, 21KO) of Philadelphia in a 10 round bout that will serve as the main undercard to Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz. Continue reading “Sullivan Barrera and Jesse Hart Look to Steal the Show in Vegas”
When the final bell rang to bring a close to an explosive final round from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, both Gilberto Ramirez and Jesse Hart believed they had done enough to win the fight Friday night.
In the end, it appears the fight may have been decided by the final round, where Gilberto Ramirez fought through a left arm injury and battled it out almost solely with his right, and even had Hart seriously hurt at a point.
Ringside judge Lynn Carter scored the fight 114-114 while judges Javier Alvarez and Chris Flores both scored it 115-113 for Ramirez. With the majority decision, “Zurdo” retains his WBO World Super Middleweight belt.
The Philadelphia native “Hollywood” Hart, fell short on the cards once again to Ramirez, as he lost the first battle in 2017 by a close unanimous decision (115-112, 115-112, 114-113). For the second time, he left the ring disappointed, feeling he had done enough to leave with the title.
“It was no contest tonight, man,” Hart said.
“I pressured him, I boxed him. I did everything in the world to win this fight. I’m not mad…Gilberto is a good fighter, but I believe I pulled it out tonight. I mean, yeah, he had a good 12th round. OK. But I came back and I hurt him in that same round…”
Ramirez stated that had he not sustained the injury to his left elbow in the eighth round, he would have ended the fight much more decisively.
“I beat him again, no doubts. Had I not injured my left elbow, I would’ve knocked him out. But at the end of the day, I got the victory, once again.”
When asked about doing a third fight with Hart, Ramirez stated that he had no plans to, and if another big fight doesnt present itself at super middleweight, that he will make the move up to the light heavyweight division next year.
With the win Ramirez improves to 39-0, 25KO) while Hart drops to (25-2, 21KO).
Gilberto Ramirez (38-0-0, 25KO) vs Jesse Hart (25-1-0, 21KO)
WBO World Super Middleweight Title (Ramirez 5th defense)
WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez (38 – 0 – 0, 25KO) of Mexico, will take the re-match, that is of course against #1 contender Jesse Hart (25 – 1 – 0, 21KO) of Philadelphia, Saturday night on ESPN+.
Their first encounter was an entertaining one, one that ended in what appeared to be a decisive win for Ramirez. It was ruled a unanimous decision victory on the official scorecards, albeit every one of those scorecards were close.
Jesse is the son of well-respected Middleweight Eugene Hart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his dream is to make the family dream become a reality by becoming a world Champion, something his father couldn’t quite do.
Ramirez wants to get another quality win under his belt in keeping up with the other Champions in the division, and the hungry challenger certainly won’t make it easy for him, giving it his all.
Weigh Ins: Gilberto Ramirez: 167.2lbs Jesse Hart: 167.5 lbs