Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN, Premier Boxing Champions returns with another doubleheader, this time from Trenton, New Jersey. In the main event, Mario Barrios will face Devis Boschiero in an IBF super featherweight eliminator.
Barrios (15-0, 8 KO) is a 21-year-old prospect from San Antonio, a six-foot tall super featherweight with a lot of talent and promise. But he’s facing his best opponent to date in Boschiero (39-4-1, 21 KO), a 34-year-old Italian veteran and former European champion.
In the co-feature, junior welterweight prospect Eddie Ramirez (13-0, 9 KO) will take on Jessie Roman (20-2, 9 KO) in a 10-round fight. Ramirez is a good looking young fighter, 24 years old and a former Chicago Golden Gloves champion.
We’ll be here with live coverage for both fights, as well as immediate post-fight analysis and results of the bouts. If you missed it, you can also check out the preview from earlier this week.
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Eddie Ramirez def. Jessie Roman by unanimous decision (98-92, 99-91, 99-91)
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ROUND BY ROUND
MARIO BARRIOS vs DEVIS BOSCHIERO
NOTE: The PBC on ESPN broadcast went through technical difficulties due to a storm in New Jersey, so our live coverage has ended. We will have a recap of the fight, if we can see it in full, on Sunday.
EDDIE RAMIREZ vs JESSIE ROMAN
Round 1: Ramirez coming out firing to the body, Roman looks to come back upstairs with a right hand. Ramirez popping his jab, then back to the body. Roman swinging for the fences in counter attempts. Both guys throwing with intent early. Good jabs from Ramirez, then he makes Roman miss on a right coming back moments later. Ramirez throws a hook-right-hook combo, none of it landing too clean, but it shows the aggression. Ramirez still trying to work the body in spots. HARD counter hook from Roman catches Ramirez wide open, then Roman lands another decent shot. Ramirez 10-9
Round 2: Ramirez continuing to jab pretty effectively, and mixing in uppercuts and body shots now. Roman catches him again, this time with a right hand, but Ramirez takes it well and keeps moving forward. Ramirez has been the better fighter so far, only blips of defensive holes from his aggression. Ramirez 10-9, 20-18
Round 3: Fast start again, Ramirez throwing, Roman looking to land in counter, and he scrapes him with a hook again. When Ramirez uses the jab, he's in no danger. When he opens up, Roman has chances. Ramirez not blowing Roman out of the ring or anything, but he's doing very well. And now he's got Roman on the ropes, landing a good uppercut, but Roman again lands a good shot back. Ramirez 10-9, 30-27
Round 4: Ramirez again starting fast, and he might be grinding Roman down rapidly now. He's landing good shots and backing him down. Yeah, Ramirez is getting to him a bit more, even though his own pace has perhaps slowed a hair. The body work, even without being really huge, has helped, and Roman is here on short notice. Ramirez 10-9, 40-36
Round 5: Once again, Ramirez starts fast, throwing power shots to the head and body. Roman again lands a single hook. Ramirez's hands dropping and Roman lands a right hand. Roman hanging in there right now. Better round for Roman, but I still think Ramirez edged it. Ramirez 10-9, 50-45
Round 6: Fairly consistent tempo to this fight, Ramirez a bit better, but not looking like a blue chipper or anything. Roman is really hanging tough, all things considered. Ramirez 10-9, 60-54
Round 7: Ramirez laying back some this round. He's a better fighter. There's really not much question about that. But I almost wonder if Roman might have done better with a full training camp for this fight, because he's been in the fight even without winning any of it. Ramirez 10-9, 70-63
Round 8: Ramirez coming out super fast this round, very aggressive and looking to do some real damage. He's doing it. Roman's mouthpiece comes out and the corner takes their time with that. Roman being beaten up some this round, but Ramirez laying back and jabbing again. Roman getting tagged again late in the round, but STILL fighting his ass off, too. Ramirez 10-9, 80-72
Round 9: Ramirez banging away, chasing him around when Roman tries to get some space. Ramirez just throwing tons and tons of shots unanswered. Roman's not hurt, maybe, but he's about out of gas, and this round is totally one-sided. Really dominant round for Ramirez. Ramirez 10-9, 90-81
Round 10: Ramirez working at a steady pace, but not pressing much. Roman hanging in still, and he's going to make the final bell. Ramirez 10-9, 100-90