Tim Royner: Undefeated #3 WBC Jose Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs) will be fighting #1 WBC Amir Imam (21-1, 18 KOs) on March 17 on ESPN for the vacant World Boxing Council light welterweight title a Madison Square Garden in New York.
This is a Top Rank promoted card. The Ramirez-Imam fight takes place on St. Patrick’s Day. The undercard has 2-time Irish Olympian Michael Conlan fighting a still to be determined opponent in an 8 round fight a super bantamweight. Conlan is also fighting this Saturday night in the co-feature bout on the Vasyly Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux card on ESPN at Madison Square Garden in New York.
At New York (ESPN/ESPN Deportes):
Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam, 12 rounds
Michael Conlan vs. TBA, 6 or 8 rounds, featherweights
Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Mehdi Amar, 12 rounds
Felix Verdejo vs. Antonio Lozada Jr., 8 or 10 rounds, lightweights
Christopher Diaz vs. Julio Berraza, 10 rounds, junior lightweights
Jean Carlos Rivera vs. Jose Haro, 8 rounds, featherweights