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Jamal James returns April 13 on FS1

Welterweight Jamal James will return home for his next fight.

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

Welterweight Jamal James, who has won two straight in impressive fashion since losing to Yordenis Ugas in August 2016, will be back in the ring on April 13, headlining a Premier Boxing Champions card on FS1 from his hometown of Minneapolis.

James (22-1, 10 KO) won a decision over Jo Jo Dan last July, then knocked out Diego Chaves in December, following an 11-month break after his loss to Ugas. He’ll be facing Abel Ramos (18-2-2, 13 KO) in a 10-round bout.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to compete on this platform and to show the nation and the world that Minnesota has great fighters and an enthusiastic fan base for boxing,” said James.

“Abel Ramos is a tough guy who will come to fight, but coming off the big win over Chaves, I’m in a position in my career where I’m trying to reach that world championship level. I have to continue to demonstrate the ability to perform under pressure in difficult fights. I know he’s coming to pull off an upset, but that’s not happening.”

“I’m a real Mexican warrior and I never back down from a fight,” said Ramos. “I’m not worried about going into Jamal James hometown and fighting him there. I’m going to disappoint Jamal and all his fans in Minneapolis, because I’m coming to win.’’

The co-feature will be a lightweight bout, also set for 10 rounds, between Edner Cherry (36-7-2, 19 KO) and Dennis Galarza (16-2, 9 KO), and super featherweight prospect Austin Dulay (11-0, 8 KO) will be in action, facing Chris Colbert (7-0, 2 KO) in an eight-round fight.

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