|Real name||Jesse Hart|
|Weight(s)||Super Middleweight (168 lb)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Born||August 14, 1989|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Wins by KO||21|
Early life and amateur career
Jesse Hart is the son of former Philly middleweight contender Eugene Hart. Eugene trains his son to this day. In 2011, Hart won the National Golden Gloves Championships, and the US National Championships at Middleweight. He was, at one time, the number one rated amateur boxer at Middleweight in the US. Hart failed to qualify to the 2012 Summer Olympics, losing to Terrell Gausha on countback at the final match of the US Olympic Trials. Hart accumulated an 85-11 record as an amateur.
Hart turned pro in June 2012, signing with promotional outfit Top Rank. Hart won his first 16 fights against mediocre opposition, with 13 wins coming by way of knockout. In May 2015, Hart fought Mike Jimenez in the undercard of Mayweather-Pacquiao. Hart won in dominant fashion, breaking Jimenez down before winning by technical knockout in round 6. With the win, Hart claimed the USBA and the NABO super middleweight titles. Hart defended his North American titles four times against the likes of Dashon Johnson and Andrew Hernandez. Johnson gave Hart an extremely tough fight, despite the former's 19-18-3 record going into the fight. Hart seemed to tire in the latter half of the fight and Johnson dropped Hart in the final round. In the end, Hart took the win by unanimous decision (98-91, 97-92, 95-94).
Ramírez vs. Hart
Jesse Hart reached an agreement to fight WBO world champion Gilberto Ramírez on September 22, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. On August 22, the fight was made official and an announcement was made for the venue. The fight was to take place at the Convention Center.
In front of 4,103 fans, Ramírez retained his WBO super middleweight title in a hard-fought battle against a game Hart, which went the 12 round distance. The final judges scorecards were 115-112, 115-112, and 114-113 in favour of Ramírez. He started off strong, dropping Hart in round 2 following a left uppercut, which Hart did not see coming. Hart beat the count and survived the round. In round 4, Hart took tremendous punishment, but managed to stay on his feet. The last 6 rounds saw the fight turnaround in favour of Hart. He landed many power shots to the head of Ramírez, who held his own. Ramírez seemed to have tired out during the closing rounds. Round 11 saw Hart rock Ramírez badly, but not realizing that his legs had given way, thus failing to go for the finish. Had Hart not been dropped in round 2, the fight would have ended via majority decision. After the fight, Ramírez said, "This one was for all the Dreamers, all the people of Mexico and what they are going through with the earthquake. The plan was push, push, push and put a lot of pressure on him and keep him off balance. I wanted to put on a really big body attack every round. There was nothing easy in this fight." Hart was humble in defeat, "I take nothing away from him. He's a good champ. He has my respect. The knockdown was my fault. Zurdo's a really good fighter." Ramírez landed 220 punches from 690 thrown (32%), this included 40 of his 70 power shots thrown. Hart landed 132 of his 497 thrown (27%).
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|28 fights||26 wins||2 losses|
|28||Win||26–2||Sullivan Barrera||UD||10||Jun 15, 2019||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US|
|27||Loss||25–2||Gilberto Ramirez||MD||12||Dec 14, 2018||Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.||For WBO super middleweight title|
|26||Win||25–1||Mike Gavronski||TKO||3 (10), 0:52||Aug 18, 2018||Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, U.S||Retained NABF super middleweight title|
|25||Win||24–1||Demond Nicholson||TKO||7 (10), 2:26||Apr 28, 2018||Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, U.S||Won vacant NABF super middleweight title|
|24||Win||23–1||Thomas Awimbono||TKO||1 (10), 1:28||Feb 3, 2018||Bank of America Center, Corpus Christi, U.S.|
|23||Loss||22–1||Gilberto Ramírez||UD||12||Sep 22, 2017||Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.||For WBO super middleweight title|
|22||Win||22–0||Alan Campa||TKO||5 (10), 0:44||Apr 8, 2017||MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland, U.S.||Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles|
|21||Win||21–0||Andrew Hernandez||TKO||3 (10), 1:59||Nov 4, 2016||Treasure Island Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles|
|20||Win||20–0||Dashon Johnson||UD||10||Mar 18, 2016||2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.||Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles|
|19||Win||19–0||Andrik Saralegui||TKO||1 (8), 0:54||Dec 12, 2015||Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Aaron Pryor Jr.||TKO||9 (10), 2:51||Sep 11, 2015||Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Retained USBA and NABO super middleweight titles|
|17||Win||17–0||Mike Jimenez||TKO||6 (10), 2:13||May 2, 2015||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained NABF junior super middleweight title|
Won vacant USBA and vacant NABO super middleweight titles
|16||Win||16–0||Samuel Miller||TKO||2 (8), 2:07||Dec 13, 2014||2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Roberto Acevedo||KO||4 (8), 1:15||Oct 4, 2014||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Shujaa El Amin||TKO||6 (8), 1:36||Jun 14, 2014||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Samuel Clarkson||UD||8||Apr 11, 2014||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Derrick Findley||UD||6||Jan 25, 2014||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Tyrell Hendrix||TKO||1 (6), 1:20||Dec 7, 2013||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Terrence Wilson||KO||1 (4), 1:57||Sep 28, 2013||Bally's Event Center, Atlantic City, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Steven Tyner||TKO||1 (6), 1:20||Aug 10, 2013||Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Eddie Hunter||TKO||2 (6), 1:17||Jul 12, 2013||Bally's Event Center, Atlantic City, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Thomas Turner||TKO||1 (6), 2:15||Jun 1, 2013||Radio City Music Hall, New York, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Marlon Farr||TKO||3 (6), 1:33||Apr 13, 2013||Temple University McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Steven Tyner||UD||4||Dec 8, 2012||Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Joshua Meyers||TKO||3 (4), 2:01||Nov 10, 2012||Harrah's Philadelphia, Chester, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Lekan Byfield||KO||1 (4), 0:48||Sep 14, 2012||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Steven Chadwick||TKO||1 (4), 2:38||Jul 7, 2012||Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Manuel Eastman||TKO||1 (4), 0:33||Jun 9, 2012||MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, U.S.|
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