Jose Ramirez vs Maurice Hooker Prediction & Betting Odds - Boxing Preview

Jose Ramirez vs Maurice Hooker Prediction & Betting Odds

Jose Ramirez vs Maurice Hooker Prediction & Betting Odds - Boxing Preview

Written by Darren Moore
July 25, 2019
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Undefeated junior welterweight world titleholders Jose Ramirez (24-0-0) and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (26-0-3) meet in a unification fight at the College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington on Saturday night.

The 26 year-old Jose Ramirez has 16 KOs in his 24 wins to date and won the vacant belt in New York with a unanimous decision win against Amir Imam in March 2018. In his last two fights (his first title defenses) against Antonio Orozco (who he put on the deck twice) in September last year and then Jose Zepeda in January, he has also had to rely on decisions. The Zepeda fight was particularly tough, with Ramirez only winning through a majority decision.

The 29 year-old Maurice Hooker traveled to Manchester in England to fight former lightweight world title holder Terry Flanagan in his hometown. He handed Flanagan his first defeat in a split decision win to claim the vacant title last June.

Like Ramirez, Hooker has also made two defenses since taking the title.  There was a seventh-round KO of the then-undefeated Alex Saucedo in his hometown of Oklahoma City in November 2018, which was followed by a unanimous decision win against another previously undefeated challenger in Mikkel LesPierre in March of this year, although Hooker struggled to make the weight going into that fight.

Jose Ramirez vs Maurice Hooker Betting Lines & Prediction

There’s little to choose in the boxing betting lines going into this fight, with Jose Ramirez being the marginal favourite at odds of -137 (1.73) at 888Sport, while the betting line on Hooker is at +117 (2.17) with Sports Interaction and the draw is +1800 (19.00), also at Sports Interaction.

This is a very tough call in terms of betting predictions, but Hooker has recently been ending breaking unbeaten records and he is the tip to do so again here.

Boxing Prediction: Fight Result – Maurice Hooker to Win @ +117 (2.17) with Sports Interaction

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