Jose Ramirez vs Rances Barthelemy on weight in Fresno, world champ misses

Ramirez vs Barthelemy official weigh-ins live from Fresno, CA

Former world champions Jose Ramirez and Rances Barthelemy clash in the main event at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA on Saturday, April 27. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds at super lightweight. A day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official.

Riding a two-fight winning streak, former unified super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez (28-1, 18 KOs) makes his first ring appearance for the year. Las Vegas-based former two-division world champion Rances Barthelemy (30-2-1, 15 KOs) of Cuba also fights for the first time in 2024 and targets his second straight victory.

The super lightweight weight limit is 140 lbs, while the contracted weight reportedly set at 142 lbs. Jose Ramirez weighed-in at 141.8 lbs. Rances Barthelemy showed 142 lbs.

In the 10-round co-main event, undefeated Vergil Ortiz Jr (20-0, 20 KOs) of Grand Prairie, Texas faces Thomas Dulorme (26-6-1, 17 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico. The bout was announced at super welterweight. The fighters tipped the scales at 155.6 lbs and 154.6 lbs, respectively, making it a middleweight bout.

Also on the card, Mexico’s Oscar Duarte (26-2-1, 21 KOs) takes on former WBC lightweight champion Joseph Diaz (33-5-1, 15 KOs) of South El Monte, California. The contracted weight limit is 138 lbs. Duarte came in at 138 lbs. “JoJo” Diaz declared 137.6 lbs.

Plus, Marlen Esparza (14-1, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas was expected to defend her unified WBA, WBC and WBO flyweight titles in a rematch against former WBO champion Gabriela Celeste Alaniz (14-1, 6 KOs) of Argentina. Esparza weighed-in at 114 lbs, missing the required 112 lbs championship limit by 2 lbs. She is ineligible to keep the titles in case of victory. Alaniz made it official showing 111.2 lbs. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.

Get Ramirez vs Barthelemy full fight card and weights below.

Ramirez vs Barthelemy fight card

Main card

  • Jose Ramirez (141.8) vs. Rances Barthelemy (142), 12 rounds, super lightweight
  • Vergil Ortiz Jr. (155.6) vs. Thomas Dulorme (154.6), 10 rounds, middleweight
  • Oscar Duarte (138) vs. Joseph Diaz (137.6), 10 rounds, lightweight
  • Marlen Esparza (114)* vs. Gabriela Celeste Alaniz (111.2), 10 rounds, flyweight – Esparza’s WBA, WBC and WBO titles
  • Raul Curiel (146.4) vs. Jorge Marron Jr (146.2), 10 rounds, welterweight – Curiel’s NABF title

Preliminary card

  • Bryan Lua (132.4) vs. Ronaldo Solis (132.6), 6 rounds, lightweight
  • Figo Ramirez Gonzalez (118) vs. Alejandro Robles (117.6), 4 rounds, super flyweight

* Esparza missed weight by 2 lbs, ineligible for the title

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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