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Ramirez vs Imam, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for March 16-17

Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam headline on St. Patrick’s Day.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Friday, March 16

Telemundo, 11:35 pm ET, Sammy Valentin vs Juan Ruiz, Antonio Moran vs TBA. Your standard Telemundo show, a couple of WBO Latino belts on the line at welterweight and lightweight.

Saturday, March 17

ESPN, 8:00 pm ET, Jose Ramirez vs Amir Imam, Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs Mehdi Amar. The main event is for the vacant WBC 140-pound title, which saw its interim version just won by Regis Prograis, who will in theory fight the winner of Ramirez-Imam, all of which is pretty good work by the WBC in properly filling Terence Crawford’s vacancy. That’s giving a sanctioning body credit for something, which we rarely do, but hey, if the shoe fits. Gvozdyk-Amar is for the interim WBC light heavyweight title. You’ll recall that Adonis Stevenson, who defends on May 19, holds the full belt. There’s a lot of talent in action on this card: Felix Verdejo returns, Christopher Diaz is back, Jose Pedraza makes his Top Rank debut, Michael Conlan fights again.

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