David Jiménez and Jhon Ramírez Face Off Ahead of WBA Interim Title Fight

Intense staredown between Jiménez and Ramírez as they compete for the WBA interim super flyweight title, with the winner in line to challenge for the world championship.

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David Jiménez and Jhon Ramírez Face Off Ahead of WBA Interim Title Fight

David Jiménez and Jhon Ramírez Face Off Ahead of WBA Interim Title Fight

David "Medallita" Jiménez and Jhon "Scrappy" Ramírez engaged in an intense staredown at the Barclays Center in New York during the pre-fight press conference for their upcoming WBA interim world title fight at 115 pounds. The bout, scheduled for April 20, will see the two boxers compete for the interim super flyweight championship.

Jiménez, a two-time amateur bronze medalist from Costa Rica, is coming off two wins in 2024, with his latest victory against Pablo Macario at bantamweight in February. Ramírez, on the other hand, secured a huge knockout win against Ronal Bautista in his last outing. The face-off between the two fighters was marked by a heated exchange of words, further building anticipation for their clash in the ring.

While Jiménez has the edge in amateur experience, some propose that Ramírez's unconventional style and rapid adaptation to the professional game could give him the advantage in this closely contested matchup. Ramírez enters the fight as the -200 betting favorite over Jiménez.

Why this matters: The winner of this bout will be in line to face the victor of the upcoming WBA super flyweight title fight between champion Seigo Yuri Akui and challenger Taku Kuwahara. The Jiménez-Ramírez clash is a significant step in determining the next contender for the coveted WBA super flyweight crown.

The Jiménez-Ramírez fight is part of a stacked card at the Barclays Center, with the main event featuring a super lightweight bout between WBC champion Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia. The co-main event pits Arnold Barboza Jr. against Sean McComb in another super lightweight contest. Other notable undercard fights include the WBA Intercontinental super middleweight title bout between Bektemir Melikuziev and Pierre Hubert Dibombe, and a matchup between Charles "Bad News" Conwell and Nathaniel Gallimore.

As the fighters concluded their intense face-off, the stage is set for an exciting night of boxing action at the Barclays Center on April 20. With the WBA interim super flyweight title on the line, Jiménez and Ramírez are ready to leave it all in the ring as they vie for the opportunity to challenge for the organization's world championship in the 115-pound division.

Key Takeaways

  • Jiménez and Ramírez face off for WBA interim super flyweight title on April 20.
  • Jiménez, a 2-time amateur bronze medalist, faces Ramírez, who had a recent KO win.
  • Ramírez enters as the -200 betting favorite despite Jiménez's amateur experience.
  • Winner will challenge for the WBA super flyweight title between Akui and Kuwahara.
  • Jiménez-Ramírez fight is part of a stacked card at Barclays Center, including Haney-Garcia.