In an action-packed night of boxing at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Cuban boxer Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez (12-1, 7 KOs) defeated former junior featherweight world champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (24-3, 15 KOs) to win the vacant WBO featherweight world title. Ramirez won the title by capturing the vacant WBO featherweight world title.
Ramirez, who is now 29 years old and has won the gold medal at the Olympics twice, prevailed in a unanimous decision, receiving scores of 117–110, 118–109, and 119–108.
Ramirez got off to a strong start, staggering the Ghanaian in the first round with a counter left hand, and he continued his relentless attack in the round that followed.
In the second round, the two combatants traded bombs back and forth. In the fourth round, Dogboe landed body shots on his opponent.
Nevertheless, by the sixth round, Ramirez had established control of the fight and had landed consecutive left hands on Dogboe.
After that point, Ramirez’s footwork and feints were able to keep Dogboe at bay while he found a home for his additional left hands.
Ramirez scored a knockdown in the deciding round, but Dogboe argued that it should have been called a slip instead. Ismael Salas, Ramirez’s trainer, was instrumental in the boxer’s victory, and after the fight, Ramirez praised Isaac Dogboe, saying, “All the respect to a warrior like Isaac Dogboe.” Salas also played a significant role in Ramirez’s success.
Ramirez also reflected on his path to becoming a champion, saying, “If it wasn’t for that loss in my pro debut, I would have never ended up with Ismael Salas. It was because of that loss that I was able to become the champion that I am today.”
If Yordenis Ugas hadn’t told me, “You need to move to Vegas; you need to change your life,” I never would have gotten this team together, and I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Joet Gonzalez defeated Jose Enrique Vivas in a thrilling featherweight bout that served as the co-main event of the evening.