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Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy: Fight date, ring walk time, undercard, how to watch & streaming

We have covered everything you need to know as Jose Ramirez takes on Rances Barthelemy in a super lightweight contest in Fresno, California, on Saturday, April 27.

Ramirez is seeking a third successive win after seeing his unbeaten record ended in a unification bout with Josh Taylor in 2021.

Barthelemy returns to the ring for the first time since May 2023, when he claimed a majority decision win over Omar Juarez.

Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy fight date

The bout is set to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024. 

Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy start time

With the main card set to begin at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT / 1 AM UK BST, ring walks for Ramirez vs. Barthelemy are expected to take place at 11 PM ET / 8 PM PST/ 4 AM UK.

The exact schedule of events will depend on the duration of the undercard matches.  

Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy venue

The bout will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, and it will be California-native Ramirez’s third consecutive fight at the venue. 

The arena has a 16,182 capacity for boxing and has previously hosted world title bouts, including Artur Beterbiev vs. Enrico Kolling for the IBF light heavyweight belt in 2017 and Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight contest with Antonio Orozco the following year. 

How to watch, stream Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy

Ramirez vs. Barthelemy will be broadcast worldwide by DAZN.

Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy titles at stake

Ramirez has previously held the WBC and WBO super lightweight titles and Barthelemy is a two-weight world champion, but neither man currently holds any titles and there are no belts available in this bout.

Jose Ramirez record

Ramirez has a record of 28-1 with 18 of those victories coming via stoppage.

Ramirez made his debut in December of 2012 with a first round win and ‘Jaguar’ quickly established himself as a bit of a knockout specialist as six of his first eight wins were first round stoppages.

Eight of Ramirez’s first 10 wins came inside the distance and in his 12th bout he picked up a first title in sensational fashion, stopping David Rodela in the first round to secure a regional belt.

Ramirez landed the WBC Continental super lightweight crown in 2015 with a unanimous decision success as he survived a second round knockdown.

The 31-year-old became a world champion in 2018 by claiming the vacant WBC super lightweight title with a points win over Amir Ahmed Imam.

His first defense came against the previously unbeaten Antonio Orozco in Fresno and he returned to the same venue for a second defense against quality operator Jose Zepeda, winning both fights by unanimous decision.

Ramirez became a unified champion in July of 2019 with victory over Maurice Hooker in a thrilling contest. Hooker was controversially ruled to have been knocked down in the opening round but came back into the fight and appeared to have the upper hand, until Ramirez connected with two big left hands in the sixth that resulted in a TKO win.

Ramirez attempted to become the undisputed champion of the division in 2021 as he faced off against Scotland’s Taylor in Paradise, Nevada, but he fell short in his bid. Taylor scored knockdowns in the sixth and seventh rounds, and went on to claim a unanimous decision win.

Ramirez has fought twice since that defeat and will hope a victory over Barthelemy will help him engineer another world title shot.

Rances Barthelemy record

Barthelemy enjoyed a stellar amateur career in his native Cuba and claimed a junior national championship, before moving to the US in 2008 to begin his professional career.

Barthelemy won his first three fights with first round stoppages and after compiling a 16-0 record he secured an IBF super featherweight title eliminator bout against Amir Ahmed Imam. He won that fight by unanimous decision and then knocked out Surasak Makordae in the second round in the final eliminator to earn his first world title shot.

The Cuban claimed a second round win over Argenis Mendez in 2014 to win the IBF belt but Mendez’s team appealed as replays showed Barthelemy knocked Mendez out seconds after the bell and the result was changed to a no decision. Barthelemy was able to take the title later that year, beating Mendez on points.

In 2015 he stepped up in weight and landed the IBF lightweight title by beating Denis Shafikov. Barthelemy missed the chance to become a three-division world champion in 2018 when losing a super lightweight title fight with Kiryl Relikh.

That was the first loss of his career and he has since been beaten by Gary Antuanne Russell.

Barthelemy was last seen claiming a points win over Omar Juarez, giving him a 30-2-1 record with 15 wins inside the distance.

Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy full card

·         Jose Ramirez vs. Rances Barthelemy; Super lightweight

·         Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Thomas Dulorme; Super welterweight

·         Oscar Duarte vs. Joseph Diaz Jr; Super lightweight

·         Marlen Esparza vs. Gabriela Alaniz; For Esparza’s WBC, WBO and WBA women’s flyweight title

·         Raul Curiel vs. Jorge Marron Jr; Welterweight

·         Jennah Creason vs. TBA; Women's welterweight

·         Brian Lua vs. TBA; Lightweight

·         Figo Gonzalez vs. TBA; Super flyweight

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