The big event tonight at 10 pm ET on ESPN, Top Rank returns with a world title doubleheader from Tucson, Arizona, featuring WBO defenses by featherweight Oscar Valdez and super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez.
Mexico’s Valdez (22-0, 19 KO) will headline, facing Filipino challenger Genesis Servania (29-0, 12 KO) in the main event. Valdez is coming off of an April 22 defense against Miguel Marriaga, where he went the full 12-round distance for the first time. Servania last fought on April 29, knocking out Ralph Jhon Lulu in the second round in Japan.
Ramirez (35-0, 24 KO), also of Mexico, is facing Philadelphia’s Jesse Hart (22-0, 18 KO), a physically impressive second-generation fighter. Ramirez will have a rare height and reach disadvantage against Hart, and stylistically this could be a very interesting fight. Ramirez last fought on April 22, winning a shutout decision over Max Bursak, while Hart was last seen on April 8, stopping Alan Campa in the fifth round.
The Undefeated Filipino fighter Genesis Servania (29-0, 12 KOs) will challenge unbeaten WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs)
Servania fought his professional debut on February 2009, at the age of 17, as he defeated Mike Espinosa via 2nd round KO at the PAGCOR Hotel and Casino, Goldenfield Commercial Complex, Bacolod City. On June 2012, Servania, won the vacant WBC international silver super bantamweight title via TKO, knockingdown the veteran Mexican Genaro “Pablonito” García at the 12th round.
On August 2012, Servania annexed the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super bantamweight title against Jorge Pazos of Mexico via unanimous decision. On October 2013, during the Pinoy Pride 22, Servania gained the vacant WBO intercontinental super bantamweight title over Panama’s Rafael Concepcion at the 2nd round KO.
Valdez, a two-time Mexican Olympic boxer in 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico will make his homecoming as he takes on Servania. He grew up across the border in Tucson, and will fight for the second time in his career returning to the same venue, the Convention Center where he fought the last time in December 2015 against Ernie Sanchez winning by 3rd round TKO. This time he returns to Tucson as the champion and ready to defend his title.
Servania vs Valdez Full FIGHT HD – September 23,2017