José Carlos Ramirez is the new Unified WBO Jr. Welterweight Champion

Congrats to the new Unified WBO Jr. Welterweight Champion José Ramirez (25-0, 17 KOs), who defeated Maurice Hooker (20-1-3, 17 KOs) via 6th-round TKO at College Park Center, Arlington, Texas. #RamirezHooker #Boxing #boxingresults

Ramirez hurt Hooker with a big left hook in the sixth round that caused him to back straight up to the ropes. From there, Ramirez continued to hit the defenseless Hooker with shots to the head until the fight was halted by the referee Mark Nelson. The time of the stoppage was at 1:48 of round six.

Earlier in the contest, Ramirez was given credit for a knockdown when he stepped on Hooker’s foot, and then hit him with a shot that caused him to stumble and fall.

Hooker fought well at times when he was in the center of the ring, hitting Ramirez with right hands and left hooks. Where rail-thin 5’11” Hooker had problems is when he would get bulled to the ropes by the shorter, stockier 5’10” Ramirez. (VIA BOXINGNEWS24.COM)

Photo Ed Mullholland