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Stevenson-Caraballo, Magdaleno-Vicente - Full Cards Announced

Robeisy Ramirez’s stunning defeat in his pro debut quickly knocked him off track for an eventual pro showdown with Shakur Stevenson.

Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. signed Ramirez to a promotional contract in part to match him against Stevenson at some point because Ramirez beat Stevenson in the bantamweight gold-medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Cuba’s Ramirez, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, will attempt to continue rebuilding his reputation by winning his third straight professional fight on Stevenson’s undercard June 9 in Las Vegas.

ESPN and Top Rank announced Monday that Ramirez (2-1, 2 KOs) will face the Dominican Republic’s Yeuri Andujar (5-3, 3 KOs) in a six-round featherweight fight on the card Stevenson will headline a week from Tuesday night. The 26-year-old Ramirez has won two bouts since losing a four-round split decision to Denver’s Adan Gonzales (5-2-2, 2 KOs) in Ramirez’s pro debut August 10 in Philadelphia.

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The 22-year-old Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs), the WBO featherweight champion, will oppose Puerto Rico’s Felix Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round, 130-pound, non-title fight ESPN will air from MGM Grand’s Ballroom Conference Center.

The Stevenson-Caraballo bout, the rest of the six-bout card June 9 and the entire ESPN/Top Rank card scheduled for June 11 were officially announced Monday as well. The June 9 show will be the first boxing event in the United States since March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and return live boxing to ESPN,” Stevenson said in a press release. “I was really disappointed when my fight [against Miguel Marriaga] got canceled in March, and I said then that I wanted to be one of the first fights back. I stayed in shape, so when that call came, I was ready. The atmosphere might be different on June 9th, but I’ve fought in unique situations all over the world before, so it won’t affect me. Regardless of who’s in the building, you’ll see another great performance, and I’ll remind everyone why I’m the best younger fighter in boxing.”

Below is the full list of fights ESPN will air June 9 and June 11.

June 9

Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs), Newark, New Jersey, vs. Felix Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KOs), Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 10 rounds, junior lightweights.

Mikaela Mayer (12-0, 5 KOs), Colorado Springs, Colorado, vs. Helen Joseph (17-4-2, 10 KOs), Hamden, Connecticut, 10 rounds, junior lightweights.

Jared Anderson (3-0, 3 KOs), Toledo, Ohio, vs. Johnnie Langston (8-2, 3 KOs), Sarasota, Florida, 6 rounds, heavyweights.

Guido Vianello (6-0, 6 KOs), Roma, Italy, vs. Don Haynesworth (16-3-1, 14 KOs), New Rochelle, New York, 6 rounds, heavyweights.

Robeisy Ramirez (2-1, 2 KOs), Gulfport, Florida, vs. Yeuri Andujar (5-3, 3 KOs), San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, 6 rounds, featherweights.

Calvin Metcalf (10-3-1, 3 KOs), Kansas City, Missouri, vs. Quatavious Cash (11-2, 7 KOs), Atlanta, 6 rounds, middleweights.

June 11

Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KOs), Las Vegas, vs. Yenifel Vicente (36-4-2, 28 KOs, 1 NC), Miami, 10 rounds, junior lightweights.

Adam Lopez (13-2, 6 KOs), Glendale, California vs. Luis Coria (12-2, 7 KOs), Moreno Valley, California, 10 rounds for the vacant NABF featherweight title.

Bryan Lua (5-0, 2 KOs), Madera, California, vs. Dan Murray (5-3, 0 KOs), Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, 6 rounds, lightweights.

Gabriel Muratalla (2-0, 2 KOs), Fontana, California, vs. Fernando Robles (2-2, 0 KOs), Pearland, Texas, 4 rounds, bantamweights.

Eric Mondragon (3-0, 2 KOs), Maywood, California, vs. Mike Sanchez (6-0, 2 KOs), Colton, California, 6 rounds, lightweights.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 06-03-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20590744]Exactly. Any boxing is better than no boxing and these matchups aren't bad considering the circumstances. On top of that, even the most one sided looking matchups might not go as planned. How many times have we seen upsets in…

Comment by theface07 on 06-02-2020

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;20589887]Barely, but only due to the lack of live boxing. Otherwise these cards remind me of a FNF.[/QUOTE] And what's wrong with that? I've seen some good Friday Night Fights over the years. Or you could watch nothing. Would that…

Comment by theface07 on 06-02-2020

[QUOTE=Dasmius Shinobi;20589837]The time have come and the boxing card is made. Not inspiration to some people, but a jewel to us boxing fans who want boxing now. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Exactly. Any boxing is better than no boxing and these matchups aren't…

Comment by YNG on 06-02-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20589845]11 fights. Do any of those move the needle for you guys?[/QUOTE] Shakur is a real talent, not always the most exciting guy but he might want to take advantage of this opportunity. I was a huge fan of Robeisy…

Comment by Santa_ on 06-01-2020

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;20589958]Better than nothing...[/QUOTE] Stevenson-Rivera would have been way better what the heck happened to that. Oh well I just hope this sets up a bad ass Stevenson-Magdaleno showdown :boxing:

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