Jose Ramirez escaped with a majority-decision victory over Viktor Postol to retain his junior welterweight belts Saturday inside the MGM Grand “bubble” in Las Vegas.
One judge had it 114-114. The other two scored it 116-112 and 115-113 for Ramirez.
Postol (31-3, 12 KOs) fought behind his long jab and used quick, clever movement to frustrate the champion in the first half of the fight. However, Ramirez (26-0, 17 KOs) picked up his intensity and rallied to emerge victorious.
Ramirez is now in position to fight Josh Taylor for all four major 140-pound belts if the Scot wins an interim fight.
Here are images from the Ramirez-Postol fight. All photos by Mikey Williams / Top Rank.MORE: