It’s a doubleheader of action from Fresno tonight at 10:30 pm ET on ESPN, with Jose Ramirez facing Mike Reed in the junior welterweight main event, and the vacant IBF light heavyweight title also on the line in the co-feature.
Ramirez (20-0, 15 KO) is a former U.S. Olympian who has become a solid draw at home in California, and will be the favorite in the fight tonight. But Reed (23-0, 12 KO) is no pushover, a strong prospect himself who has the legitimate potential for the upset tonight.
In the co-feature, Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KO) takes on Enrico Koelling (23-1, 6 KO) for one of the title belts that Andre Ward vacated with his retirement. Beterbiev is considered a top contender in the division, even as his career has stalled a bit the last couple of years. Koelling is a former Olympian from Germany and a decent fighter, but Beterbiev is the clear favorite here.