Ramirez vs Marrero FULL FIGHT: June 29, 2019 – PBC on Showtime

Dominican veteran Claudio Marrero holds off Mexican Eduardo Ramirez by UD in their WBA Featherweight eliminator.

In the grueling televised opener, Claudio Marrero of the Dominican Republic won a 12-round unanimous decision over a game Eduardo Ramirez in a WBA featherweight world title eliminator.

Marrero’s full arsenal was on display, although not entirely by choice. Ramirez made him work from everything and was dangerous from the opening as both southpaws fought to establish position. Following a solid first from the Mexican, Marrero went to work in the second, concentrating his attack on the ribcage.

Marrero (24-3, 17 KOs) continued to work the body in the middle rounds. Ramirez (22-2-3, 9 KOs) countered with hard shots upstairs. The back and forth produced fireworks in the seventh as the two took turns shooting combinations. Marrero’s shots carried more steam.

Both fighters were fatigued in the championship rounds but Marrero had more in the reserve, closing out strong to earn the victory. A battle versus WBA Super World Featherweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz might be next.

“I’m ready for anybody,” Marrero said afterward. “I always step to the plate and fight who’s in front of me. Bring them on. Leo Santa Cruz could definitely get this action next.”

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