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Jose Ramirez, Bob Arum Shocked With O'Connor Hospitalization

The Jose Ramirez-Danny O’Connor WBC super lightweight title bout was called off after it was determined O’Connor was physically unable to compete. Ramirez will now make his first title defense at a later date, while the NABF welterweight title bout between Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas and Juan Carlos Abreu has been elevated to the main event Saturday night at the Save Mart Center (9:30 p.m. ET).
 
The new ESPN televised co-feature will see Andy Vences defending the WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title against Frank De Alba.

The rest of the card will go on as planned and be streamed on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Said Ramirez: “This is the first time I’ve been in this situation. I’m very shocked. I weighed in because I wanted to show everyone that I did my part and cut the weight that I had to cut. I sacrificed 10 weeks away from home and got myself ready for this fight. I don’t even know what to say. I hope the fans still come out tomorrow and support the show and support the movement, fighting for immigration.”
 
“It’s a terrible shame when something like this happens,” Bob Arum said.

“We will schedule a new fight for Jose as soon as possible. We in boxing have an obligation to put the health and safety of the fighters first. Kavaliauskas versus Abreu and Vences versus De Alba are two very competitive fights.”
 
Kavaliauskas-Abreu and Vences-DeAlba will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.  The entire undercard will be shown on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Force Boxing on 07-13-2018

[QUOTE=My Low Place;18919971]wbc should step in and make him fight regis prograis asap.[/QUOTE] Tried Prograis side turned right down in the end

Comment by Brettcappe on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=GBP4LIFE;18920219]Definitely should of had an alternative prepped and ready to go.. you can’t tell me you can’t offer a 140 pound guy that has an upcoming fight some extra cash to take this fight on very short notice.. said individual…

Comment by artfuL_ on 07-07-2018

[QUOTE=Kali_KO;18920176]This looked like a big mismatch. Unfortunately the other 2 fights aren’t much better when you look at the odds, 20-1 and 30-1. Hope the show goes on, but doesn’t look so competitive[/QUOTE] Sounds like your typical Top Rank world…

Comment by artfuL_ on 07-07-2018

Fight Regis instead of handpicking an overmatched opponent.

Comment by TrillScottHeron on 07-07-2018

This literally just ruined the weekend for me. This card already was hit-or-mismatch for me, but I was interested in seeing how Ramirez looked (even if it isn’t the best of comp) now I’m totally uninterested in this card. I…

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