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Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Oscar Valdez - ESPN Double Presser

TUCSON, AZ  -- Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) world champions ÓSCAR VALDEZ and GILBERTO "Zurdo" RAMIREZ  host a press conference today  Thursday, August 24 in the Apache Meeting Room at Tucson Arena (260 South Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701).  Photos by Mikey Williams.

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Valdez and Ramirez  announced their  next defenses of their respective WBO featherweight and WBO super middleweight world titles, which will take place on Friday, September 22, at the Tucson Arena.  The fighters were also joined by their Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM. 

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Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), a two-time Mexican Olympian with strong roots in Tucson, will be defending his title against the WBO's No. 4 world-rated contender GENESIS SERVANIA (29-0, 12 KOs), of Bacolod City, Philippines. 

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Ramirez (35-0, 24 KOs), from Mazatlan Mexico, will take on No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger JESSE "Hard Work" HART (22-0, 18 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA.  The four warriors boast a perfect combined record of 107-0 (73 KOs) with nearly 70% of their victories coming by way of knockout.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Peltz Boxing, both title fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lagako10 on 08-24-2017

Servania gonna fckkedd up this lil chump bum! #WarGenesis

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 08-24-2017

I'll be there since its in my city and ive been a huge boxing fan for years waiting for a good fight card to come. I grew up going to the tcc

Comment by Robi13 on 08-24-2017

WHo gonna be at this event? Good lil card

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 08-24-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;17977546]How does Bob get all his fighters a WBO strap?[/QUOTE] Corruption. The WBO shouldn't be recognized as a major belt. It's the go to belt of corrupt promoters like Arum, Warren, and now De La Hoya who got the WBO…

Comment by Teetotaler on 08-24-2017

Danm good scraps so far on espn by Bob. What happened to that kid that worked on the farms? I forgot his name

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