The Sooner State will welcome home its favorite fighting son and one of boxing’s elite champions for a special edition of Top Rank on ESPN Saturday, June 30 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will make the fourth defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight title against the hard-hitting Roamer Alexis Angulo, while Oklahoma City’s Alex ‘El Cholo’ Saucedo continues his march to a 140-pound title shot against Lenny Zappavigna in a 10-round special attraction.
This world class doubleheader will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET.
Undercard bouts will be shown on ESPN+ starting at 6:15 p.m. ET. The undercard includes undefeated 2016 Olympian Mikaela Mayer, heavyweight KO artist Trey Lippe Morrison, and former Junior Welterweight world champion Mike Alvarado.
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Live Boxing Results
Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez retained his WBO Super Middleweight title against Alexis Angulo in what failed to be the action fight fans had hoped. Ramirez performed well and did all he needed to secure the win over Angulo. No real drama but in the end, Ramirez did exactly what he was supposed to do and that’s win. With the victory, Ramirez remains undefeated but surely needs a step up in competition to accomplish being called one of the best in the world like he aspires to be.
Alex Saucedo vs. Leonardo Zappavigna
In what is surely a fight of the year candidate, hometown hero Alex Saucedo remained unbeaten against a very tough and grimy Lenny Zappavigna. The bout lasted 7 rounds but all action throughout each round. Both fighters bloodied, exhausted, and determined. In the end, Saucedo pleased the OKC fans with a 7th round TKO after the Zappavigna corner had seen enough ounishment and called a halt.
Mikaela Mayer vs. Sheena Kaine
Mikaela Mayer improved on her perfect record with a win over Sheena Kaine. Mayer started off strong, landing a flush right hand almost at will. That same aggressive style led to Kaine being dropped in the second round. While Kaine did get up and continue, Mayer would control the action from there on. Mayer cruised to a UD victory with scores of 60-53 X3 and improves to 6-0.
Mike Alvarado vs. Martin Angel Martinez
Colorado native Mike Alvarado fought a gutsy fighter in Martin Angel Martinez in his return to the ring. Both Alvarado and Martinez suffered bad cuts in the bout that caused a lot of bloodshed from both fighters. The bout was scheduled from 10 rounds but the Martinez corner called a stop the bout prior to the final round, awarding “Mile High” his 39th pro victory. Alvarado’s record now sits (39-4, 26 KOs).
Trey Lippe vs. Byron Polley
Trey Lippe Morrison, son of the late Tommy Morrison, put on quite the performance for his Oklahoma fans. Morrison beat the breaks off of journeyman Byron Polley for three rounds. While Polley never presented a threat to the undefeated Morrison, Polley displayed a resilience that really had the OKC crowd on their feet. After being dropped five times, the fight was called off at the 1:39 marker of the third round. Morrison is now (15-0, 15 KOs).
Christopher Zavala vs. Tyler Pacheco
In his pro debut, Christopher Zavala scored a UD victory over the Texan, Tyler Pacheco. Zavala controlled the action for most rounds and judges scored the bout 40-36 X2 and 39-36 respectively.
Aaron Morales vs. David Martino
Aaron Morales goes the distance for the first time as pro fighters but still improves on his undefeated record. Morales traded leather for all four rounds and certainly got the better of David Martino while cruising to a UD victory. Final scorecards all read in agreement with scores of 40-36.
All photos by Mikey Williams/Top Rank
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