WBC and WBA unified world champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (25-0, 17KOs) will defend his titles against Viktor Postol (31-2, 12KOs) in the second weekend of the traditional Chinese Year of Rat, while a bunch of Chinese kickboxing elites hope to celebrate the Chinese New Year with victories on a series of gripping bouts the day before. A thrilling two-day event, the “Super Bouts” will be held on 1st & 2nd February 2020 at Mission Hills Haikou, Haikou, Hainan, China.
Ramirez setting foot on China Mainland first time
Having successfully defended his titles for seven times, the American Ramirez is excited to take his first super lightweight unified defending bouts overseas. Ramirez has once appeared in Macau, China four years ago before he become a world champion. This is his first time to fight in China Mainland.
The Ukrainian Postol swears to win back a world title. He claimed the WBC super lightweight champion by knocking out Lucas Martin Matthysse in 2015 but lost it nine months later when he was dominated by Terrence Crawford at his first challenge for unified world titles.
The 12-round clash will be broadcast on ESPN. It is the first time for a Top Rank ESPN event to be held in China.